This morning, I found a trifecta of three of my favorite op-ed writers in the papers. The effect of the economy on families, the ongoing war, and the current state of journalism are all frequently on my mind. These commentaries go to the heart of each one and are worth reading.
- Bob Herbert on the economic pain facing American families as "rampant joblessness and skyrocketing medical costs are among the biggest factors tearing at the very fabric of American economic life."
- Eugene Robinson on the Afghan Papers showing us a "long-running, morally ambiguous conflict that has virtually no chance of ending well."
- Leonard Pitts on the "conservative outrage machine" that exists to maintain "a state of perpetual apoplexy on the political right by feeding it a never-ending stream of perceived sins against conservative orthodoxy."
Duane Shank is senior policy advisor for Sojourners.