With the election over except for the shouting — and four more years of that, perhaps — pundits are turning to America’s “need to heal.”
That’s a tall order at this moment in time, so blow a bugle to gather the U.S. Mental Health Brigade. Calling all counselors, shamans, wise women and men. Text Miss Congeniality and Mr. Nice Guy. Alert the Go-Along-to-Get-Along League.
Uncle Sam wants you — and he needs a hug.
The American political and cultural divide right now is broad. I could list specifics, but it’s too distressing. Basically it comes down to this: Liberals and conservatives hate each other’s guts.
No, you say. It’s not us. It’s them. They despise us and the American way of life. In the ultimate irony, the other side feels exactly the same.
The only thing the two Americas agree on is Dolly Parton, who’s a little bit country, a little bit feminist, and a whole lot iconic.
She transcends all ideological and…