It's been a long afternoon/evening driving through bitter cold so this will be short. I'm pleased to say that my car didn't try to kill me this time. I did manage to find two items worth a look.
FIRST, HOW BOUT THAT FRANCIS? According to this article, he's popular on both sides of the aisle (although I kind of wonder about one of them). At the very least, he is bringing certain topics to public attention. In a good way.
SECOND, WE'RE NOT THAT POLARIZED ABOUT EVERYTHING. As E.J. Dionne argues here, most Americans agree on basic economic justice issues.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED