Here, at last! Common Cause provides a petition expressing support for the Park51 community center, known to its enemies as the "Ground Zero Mosque." No doubt you are among the majority of Americans who support the right of the Park51 group to build their community center a few blocks from Ground Zero, but you may be among the benighted souls who wish Park51 would just give up and do something less divisive, like donate to a 9.11 victims fund, as Paul the Lesser suggested. Let me explain it one more time, then: reasonable people can find common ground with other reasonable people. Reasonable people cannot, must not, find common ground with unreasonable people. Park51's opponents are unreasonable, and "finding common ground with them" means, to them, giving in to all their demands. And I am so, so done with people who give in to unreasonable people all the time. They're weak.
Meanwhile, the lead singer of OK Go also does a better job than I do telling us why net neutrality is important. Nails it at the beginning, in fact: "On the Internet, when I send my ones and zeros somewhere, they shouldn't have to wait in line behind the ones and zeros of wealthier people or corporations." Nails it again during paragraphs eight through ten in describing how staid the music industry has become, which fact should be apparent to anyone who spends even five minutes listening to the radio. And nails it again in paragraph eleven, which moves deftly from ideas to markets and then from bad radio stations to a world awash in bad ideas. Nails it again in -- OK, I'll stop and let you read the dadgum article already.