As you already know, the US Government has been shut down for over two business weeks. The President and Members of Congress battle over who is to blame while failing to present any real solutions. What's going on here in Washington is simply a symptom of a much bigger problem.
As the British media continues to churn out story after story on the hacking scandal, the troubles in the Eurozone continue to mount. Like a set of dominoes, one by one countries are falling into deeper and deeper financial trouble.
Many people will hear this term "Family Values" without really understand its implications. "Family Values" is about as rhetorically ambivalent as "Terrorism". There are some frightening similarities of how these terms are used in political discourse.