Norman Rockwell had a knack for creating images of America at its best: the family Thanksgiving table; young love; baseball. And a Town Hall meeting: where folks with differing opinions sat patiently, and respectfully listened to one another.
My, how times have changed. Today, healthcare reform Town Hall meetings are being cancelled amid death threats, and those that do take place are becoming caustic circuses, well-orchestrated by the right-wing fringe.
Sometimes you celebrate the passage of time.
Sometimes you lament.
Sometimes, you do a little of both.