Too many Americans refuse to let go of the same illusions that Greeks protesting in the streets cling to today.
Deep political division today, like in 1860, is driven by fundamental differences in world-views regarding what this country is about.
We cannot continue our entitlements programs as they are and still remain a free country.
How much do politicians believe that, ultimately, things will go on and be just fine no matter what we do?
Despite the major repudiation Obama received in last year's election, he has not changed at all.
If some of the logic in Steele's election was that a black chairman would expand the GOP's appeal to minority voters, there's scant evidence that this was accomplished.