I like Jim's last post too.
I don't think the US is in danger of becoming Scandinavia. The United States is not well suited by tradition, culture, or political design to become an egalitarian society. James Madison's slow moving constitutional framework is behaving just as he intended. We are insulated from a 'tyranny of the majority.'
I am disappointed that the politics of the day is much ado about nothing.
I am coming to the conclusion that the daily news is offered as a form of therapeutic catharsis for repressed, idle, middle aged males.
And it is conspicuously lacking in salacious content. At least they have plenty of nudity in Scandinavia.