In an opening scene of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” George Bailey sits at the dinner table with his father, frustrated, arguing about what does and does not make for a good life. They seem so far apart. Then George goes quiet and says, “Pop, you want a shock? I think you’re a great guy.”
Like George Bailey, I’ve got a shock for you. In recent gatherings with friends — Republicans and Democrats both — we have not only discussed politics, we have come to a few easy agreements. We’ve even laughed.