"Despite sharp disagreement on health care and the 'stimulus', we agreed on much. Everyone I spoke to was against the wars (although they 'supported the troops') and against the corporate bailouts, and for civil liberties. Why must we see each other as opponents rather than potential allies? In a society run by corporate elites who trample the values of both progressives and traditional conservatives, couldn’t we align Left and Right against the national security state and bankster capitalism?" Column by David Spero.