History's most famous music festival still shocks and delights – and draw generations together.
Most people aren't shouting-match mad, but polls show they do relate to protesters' concerns about US debt, health reform, and bailouts.
The national discourse over the Harvard professor's arrest, fueled by bloggers and media, was torrid. Some who leaped into the fray got burned.
Independents now make up 34 percent of the electorate. Polls suggest they're worried about the cost of reform, but are not averse to a public option.
Congressional Twitterers include Sen. John McCain, who last year said he didn't know how to use e-mail. But don't look for tweets from President Obama.
Most people view scientists favorably, but the lack of scientific knowledge on controversial issues can impact policy decisions.
The share of Americans who see science as the nation's greatest achievement is down sharply, even as the public continues to hold scientists in high regard.