One of the pleasures of living in the Charlottesville, Va.
area is that Lew Dunn and I meet monthly for lunch, where we discuss Lew’s
latest photography projects, my obsessions with mosses and ferns, and the Bomb.
We agree much more than we used to (Lew worked for President Reagan; I worked
for President Carter) but we continue to disagree about the reasons for the
plague of partisan rancor now afflicting Washington in general and arms control
For Lew, the passage of the Affordable Care Act (aka
“Obamacare”) was the Rubicon. Before Obamacare, Lew points out that important
domestic legislation received bipartisan support. These numbers back up his
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