Engaging the Opposition, and A Wingnut Checklist

Engaging the OppositionIs there any way to cut through the political divides in America? Is there any common ground to be found? Anne Laurie at Balloon Juice linked a piece that ponders this, "Political Theater v. the Reality-Based Community," by John H. Richardson. It's a short, interesting piece: Kill the umpire! Shouting in the middle of a crowded sports arena, or a slow news day — that's