I recently heard Dr. David Korten deliver a lecture and a sermon based on his book The Great Turning. One of the elements of his lecture that gives me optimism right now is his notion that there is a non-partisan super majority (over 80 percent agreement on each item) that agrees on three things:
1. Big businesses have too much power.
2. America (as in the United States) is focused on the wrong priorities.
3. Higher priority should be given to children, families and communities.
These three items apparently transcend the liberal/conservative and democrat/republican dichotomies.