(Editor’s Note: The following was sampled from The Huffington Post.)
The Washington, DC version of what’s left, right, and centrist are very strange indeed. People who advocate policies opposed by 80 percent of Americans, such as cutting Social Security benefits, are considered centrists. And the people who would agree with the ideas of the people revered in the religion adhered to by a majority of Americans are so far to the left that their views are off the radar screen. It is the time of year to think about the Christmas story, even if the main characters are a bit on the radical side. It is good to remember as we fight the battles of today that common-sense and basic justice have always sounded a little radical, especially to those in power.