April 01, 2014
Growing up, I remember the events that united us, some tragic, some wonderful: The Kennedy and King assassinations, the first footsteps on the moon, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Challenger disaster and 9/11. As one, Americans either grieved or celebrated.
Even our divisions, on civil rights and on the Vietnam War, were thoughtful and the minority thinking soon gathered followers to become the majority. Now few Americans would consider turning back the clock on discrimination or sending our troops back to Vietnam.
Today feels different. Not since the Civil War has our nation been so divided. Maybe it...