Until the nation embraces and returns to the grace embodied by a fine first lady, we will find ourselves more deeply embittered and divided than ever.
A concerted team of political reactionaries guides the national conversation from crisis to crisis. Call it "IndigNation."
The data is clear, and the debate can be about only the choices the Congress makes in spending taxpayer money.
The mediated struggle over the meaning of Hurricane Katrina twelve years later is a testament to how the media culture of America has changed for the better.