George Will's last column is a must read. Then check out Rod Dreher's "How the Conservatives Crumble."
How perverse that so many conservatives have set the pace for their followers by choosing to be preoccupied with sexual sin & promiscuity and choosing (for the most part) turn a blind eye to federal sin & promiscuity -as long as it's Republican sin.
We've gone over many years from the greatest creditor nation to the largest debtor in the world. We depend in $2 billion in foreign capital every working day. But don't expect any outraged sermons on that. (Not a good fund-raising subject).
For more sobering facts like these, read "Running on Empty: How the Democratic and Republican parties are bankrupting our future and what Americans can do about it" by Pete G. Peterson.