Read Tim Egan in the NYTimes today if you want to see what’s rotting the civic culture of the United States. If a person as prominent as former Ark. Gov. Huckabee can say what he said about President Obama and not get ostracized overnight and shunted off the public stage, then we are a long way from having a healthy civic culture. This kind of stuff should be “one strike, and you’re out.” Read Egan here, and get the NYT if you want more.