America's Upbeat Mood

Once again, people feel good about their lives and their country

COVER STORY

Once again, people feel good about their lives and their country

"I want to talk to you right now about a fundamental threat to American democracy... It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of our national will. .. The confidence that we have always had as a people is not simply some romantic dream or a proverb in a dusty book that we read just on the Fourth of July . . . Confidence has defined our course . . . We know the...