Dorothy Rabinowitz suggests this as a root cause of the Duke lacrosse scandal: "Mr. Nifong is no anomaly-- merely a product of the political times..."
Even if you do not agree with this specific point, I hope that you are becoming aware of the fact that the high level of partisanship of this era is not healthy. To which I ask-- is it worth it? Is it really worth the cost for you to hold on to your partisanship?
Even those of you who are stuck in the middle (with me), but are partisan about it?