Americans today are divided. What should be done, how should it be done, when should it be done or even should it be done? "It" of course is any and all the issues facing our nation today: Insurance/health care reform, national security, unemployment, climate change, energy policy, race relations, educaton, ecology, space exploration, campaign finance reform, etc., etc., etc. Where do you get the information necessary to decide what you believe needs doing? Who, or what do you trust, and why? Do you critically think about what you believe? Do you question what others say, and write? Or do you invariably accept what your usual source of infomation provides without question? Do you believe for a democratic republic to survive, to thrive, each of us has a duty to listen critically, read extensively and critically, and to 'see' the forest and the trees?