With all the recent talk about government bailouts, windfall profits taxes and airline reregulation, our country looks set to take a collective leap back to the 1970s. But we expected that already. Today, we got another sign that Tom Wolfe's "Me Decade" is roaring back.
A recent Rasmussen poll found that almost half the American public thinks we need a new "Fairness Doctrine." Really.
More amazing, over 70% believe that it is currently possible for any political view to get a platform and find an audience. Something that happened...cause, you know...we got rid of the Fairness Doctrine. Some not insignificant percentage of my fellow citizens believe both propositions. Ugh.