Some Beachcombing

I've added a "Civic Culture" section to the rants page. This section is a bit more loosely held together than the other sections, since it has articles on politics, economics, and media culture. If you approach the section with the thought in mind that I thought of it as a coherent point of view, then you'll be approaching it with the right mindset to appreciate the point of view I tried to bring to the pieces in it.