Meanness By the Numbers

Nearly one in five Americans are mentally ill. Also, about one in five Americans describe themselves as liberal. I'd like to see the Venn diagram on those two statements.

I kid, of course -- you don't have to have a break from reality to be a progressive. (But it doesn't hurt!)

It's just that liberals have opened themselves up to this kind of attack -- even if, like mine, it's in jest -- by making the exact same claim about conservatives, again and again. And in all seriousness, too.