This just in from a new Esquire/NBC News study: There are more Americans in the vast middle than on either the left or right.
Who didn't know?
Certainly those Americans who dwell in The Great Big Center have known this for some time.
Hunting and fishing are such a valued part of our Minnesota heritage that they are forever preserved privileges under the state constitution alongside protections for freedom of expression and religious liberty.
The United States has experienced many periods of crippling partisan conflict in Congress. It has also experienced bouts of heavy national indebtedness.
Yet it has seldom, if ever, experienced both simultaneously.