Republican political consultants dissected the recent battle over Obamacare and the government shutdown and concluded that consensus is hard to find in the House because the political middle has disappeared. Blame gerrymandering, big bucks campaigning, and voters. Yep, we got the government we asked for. Well, that some people asked for.
At their national conference this week, Catholic bishops should ponder how they transformed a moment of exceptional Catholic unity into an occasion for recrimination and anger.
The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the constitutionality of President Obama's health care overhaul once and for all and it has devoted 5½ hours to oral arguments -- more time than any other case in 40 years. Arguments usually last only an hour, except in special cases.