"The Eradication of Trust" (Eugene Robinson):
Trust might as well be a four-letter word. American public opinion seems to have become an unguided Weapon of Mass Suspicion, and it’s not hard to understand why. But those who would exploit distrust, dissatisfaction and anger for political gain had better worry about collateral damage.Howie P.S.: Kinky Friedman ("Why Democrats Should Blame Themselves for the Tea Party") chimes in:
Today’s Democrats seem very much like—well—Republicans. If the Democrats still had voices like Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, and Molly Ivins, there might never have been a need for a Tea Party.Right on cue. Norman Solomon asks "Who Let the Blue Dogs Out?"
Harman -- who once proclaimed “I am proud to be introduced as the best Republican in the Democratic Party” -- has been straining lately to present herself as progressive while she tries to fend off the Winograd challenge.