The impulse to find more refined ways to talking about unpleasant truths is a constant of the human experience; what changes over time are the topics deemed to need sugarcoating.
Today's TV talkers seem addicted to making cultural references that mean nothing to younger audiences.
Readers write about healthcare, Japanese-American citizens, indelible body art, concrete, and better teaching methods.
Getting body art is a profoundly conservative act.
Americans should focus on the candidates' performance – not their psyche.