You can't please everyone
Check out Kunstler's take on Kerry's speech. And there's a new eyesore.
Also, in Slate, Timothy Noah discusses what has become the Democrats' wedge issue for this year's presidential election: stem cell research. As Noah writes, the topic is becoming code for what many perceive to be this administration's antipathy toward scientific research in favor of religious dogma.
And finally, in the Keystone Kops department, the Washington Post tells us that the intelligence used to raise the threat level at financial institutions in New York, New Jersey and D.C. is three years old. Next I hear the government is going to tell people they may want to be careful if they plan to visit the Twin Towers. By the way, I heard New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg perpetuate the fiction that the terrorists are attacking us because they hate our freedom. Please. We need an honest accounting of the terrorists' motives. That's not to suggest we can negotiate with them, or try to appease them. But there's nothing wrong with evaluating our Middle East policies. If I'm going to risk my life everytime I step into a skyscraper or get on an airplane, I want it to damn well be worth it.