Thursday, January 17, 2008

I Missed Hot Soup So Much

But now I feel better.

NEW YORK Mitt Romney talks about changing a “broken Washington.” Barack Obama built his entire platform around the word “together.” According to the 2008 presidential candidates, this election is about redirecting American politics and mending a polarized America. And the country seems to be embracing this idea.

Now, proponents of unity and bipartisan discussion have a place to get together. The E.W. Scripps Company launched, a Web site for readers to come together, offer their views, and debate them in what the site's creators insist is a truly non-partisan forum.

“There was a real need for a place where people thought they were getting points of view from both sides,” said John Temple, the site's founder and Scripps' vice president/news for the newspaper division. “A lot of intelligent people want to test their ideas and have them challenged by people who think differently.”

“Is there any common ground?” the Web site asks on its About Us page. “Fox or CNN? Wall Street Journal or New York Times? Free Republic or DailyKos?” RedBlueAmerica, he adds, fills this void; it is designed to be a meeting place that is completely unbiased.

Our discourse is so stupid.