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Where's the sunny optimism in America?

by Jeremy Lawrence

You hear many conservatives long for the days of Ronald Reagan. His positive attitude and sunny optimism were infectious. Even now, if you see a video of him speaking, you cant help but feel good about America.

Recent polling data suggests that the optimism that has been so pervasive from Americans is leaving us. A Wall Street Journal poll is telling us that people are more pessimistic about the future. But why is that? ( Read More )

(accompanying picture by flickr user Shane Adams, license here )