Charlottesville brought national attention back to the our country's bloodiest war and its place in todays society. Like many other debates, emotional responses and irrational arguments abound.
No pulled punches here. The Civil War was about one thing. Slavery. It was carried out by traitors and terrorists. This isn't a "lets agree to disagree" topic. The facts are clear.
Let's drop the hyperbole. The decline of working and middle class Americans is a travesty. We need to face some hard truths. We have to deal with the world as it is, not how we think it should be.
Politics has become visceral and raw. Is there any way to revive reason?
Russian attacks on the 2016 election and possible collusion by Americans is stunning. Our representative democracy relies on leaders to act only in our best interests.
Climate change has morphed into an all or nothing issue. It has devolved into unfounded generalizations, poorly constructed or irrelevant arguments, or is overly influenced by political ideology.
Putting the noise aside, Trump's unexpected victory was the manifestation of middle class anger. This anger is absolutely founded, but are we on the road to better days?