I see his point. However, I’ve certainly read lively debate in comments following articles in New York Times, The Guardian, and on a Linked-In clergy group I belong to.
So I have a question for everyone: realistically, how can bloggers and readers promote real debate? It’s important because public discussion is vital to a democratic society.
I received a routine medical test in a clinic on Thursday. I remarked to my nurse how full the waiting room seemed. She replied like, “We’re really busy right now with new patients. Obama Care enrollees are coming in with issues they’ve ignored before they had this insurance.”
How great, I thought, that people are getting medical care for problems they’ve had to live with. Lovely.