Michael Barone’s ‘Truce’ Column

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

One thing I think he and others miss in all their truce talk is the unprecedented opportunity for common ground right now. Especially when we are overwhelmed by economic issues — and a government that is spending too much — you don’t necessarily have to be an opponent of legal abortion, for instance, to agree that Planned Parenthood doesn’t need to be funded by the federal government.