Something really interesting is happening here. Conservative columnists like Rod Dreher are publicly mourning the evisceration of the editorial staff of left-wing publication The New Republic. Oh, sure, there is a little schadenfreude, but most of the angst is about how TNR is self-immolating, and what a sad thing that is.
It may be wishful thinking, but I detect under all of this a simple fact: intelligent people who find themselves on opposite sides of the political aisle can still respect each other, even when they disagree fiercely.
We could use a little more of that in America. Maybe then we could knock off the character assassination and obstructionism and get back to the work of the People.