Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, but some people's opinions are worth more than others',
since some people's opinions are backed up with actual expertise and facts.
This is a little old (it was first published a week ago), but I continue to be somewhat bored with most of what's going on in the news nowadays, so I wanted to highlight this fascinating and brutal op-ed in the Washington Post.
Norman J. Ornstein, resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute and Thomas E. Mann, senior fellow at the centrist Brookings Institution 1) detail the central reason that the U.S. is failing to meet the biggest challenges facing the country today (hint: it's the Republican party) and 2) take the media to task for trying to maintain false balance in media coverage in a world where there is no balance between the two sides of a debate.
The article is worth quoting at length (taken from ThinkProgress):
I agree 100%. Since even some conservatives are now admitting that the Republicans are the problem, perhaps the more reasonable Republicans will being to be able to take back their party from the extremists within their own ranks. I'm not sure a 2 party system is sustainable when one of the parties gets taken over by its most extreme elements.