OK, this gets complicated, but you can read it all here. (hat tip to Stand Firm)
1. The Archbishop of Canterbury says some really negative stuff about U.S. foreign policy and about the U.S. in general.
2. Ruth Gledhill, religion writer for the Times of London, responds and lists her top 10 favorite things about America.
3. In the comments on her top 10 (still with me?), a bloke named Nigel mentions the American gap between rich and poor, contrasting The Hamptons (the very toney eastern shore of Long Island, NY) with Shannon County, South Dakota.
Shannon is one of the two poorest counties in the U.S., and includes a large part of the Pine Ridge Reservation and a chunk of the Badlands. Nigel mentions that the average male life expectancy in Shannon County is only 48.