President Barack Obama and his officials are doing their best to drum up public concern over the shock wave of spending cuts that could strike the government in just days. So it's a good time to be alert for sky-is-falling hype.
Woe is me: If you want to be all things to all people, remember that many are called but few are chosen.
If those phrases have a familiar ring, they should: They come from the Bible and have entered the secular lexicon. The nation’s left-right culture wars have heightened such use of biblical phrases as rivals try to invoke heavenly punch and challenge your Bible IQ.
Admittedly, it is distressing to witness a discussion of public issues in an environment of fear, hate, deceit, misrepresentation and malice, just to name a few acrimonious characteristics of today’s policy arguments. Observers lament this polarization as though it was something new, but it isn’t.
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