I'm sure plenty of others will link this...
but Peggy Noonan's latest is terrific. It's a memo from Paul Wellstone to his fellow Democrats, and its' a tour de force.
My favorite aspect? Peggy's point that some people (including the Democrats at the funeral-rally) have "let politics completely take over your lives," that "the only way you could show any warmth was through politics."
Precisely. It's far too easy for people to let the prism of politics dominate their understanding of the world and their actions in it. And that's on all sides of the aisle.