Does anyone remember when there were actual savings banks and mortgages that stayed put with local servers instead of turning into endless investment permutations? Has the word “surge” clouded rational perceptions of what catapulted us into a needless and costly war and become the raison d’ĂȘtre of a foreign policy as bankrupt as our domestic policy? Have honor and decency floated off into the ether like the assets of failed corporations while, we the hapless stockholders of our futures watch from the sidelines and hope our leaders will provide some answers.

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