Keller @ Large: Have You Had Your Grievance Yet?

July 17, 2013 12:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Have You Had Your Grievance Yet?
BOSTON (CBS) – In Rhode Island, it’s standard to greet someone in the early part of the day by asking: “Have you had your coffee?”

" I’m beginning to think Rhode Islanders – and the rest of us – might as well add another routine salutation: “Have you had your grievance yet?”

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" The dictionary defines a grievance as “an actual or supposed circumstance regarded as just cause for complaint… Indignation or resentment stemming from a feeling of having been wronged.”

" And it seems that our obsession with our grievances, real and imagined, is overwhelming common sense, common courtesy, and common cause in our culture.

As I’m writing this, the Drudge Report website, which serves as an unofficial home page for conservative grievances, has no less than 18 headlines likely to inflame right-wing grievances in the ugly national argument over the George Zimmerman acquittal.

For liberals, the Huffington Post is serving the same purpose "

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