Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Way the World Ought to Be

From the movie "The Gumball Rally". Which was robbed at the Oscars.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Great Debate

This series of videos has it all: Islam, demographics, Mark Steyn and law students. The subtext is fascinating, how much do we value freedom of speech? How much should we value it?

Authority, Speaking With

Think Piece on the State of British Politics

Brian Micklethwait nails it, in my judgment. What he says has much broader application than just to the British Isles.

Here in the US I can remember Yellow Dog Democrats and true blue Republicans. Political brand loyalty was much, much stronger in my childhood. The irony is that while the parties forty years ago were essentially similar, the party loyalists were not. Today, the parties are ideologically a bit more differentiated and the base for each is more similar to the other, with a much larger pool of voters who are willing to switch parties given the proper circumstances.

Monday, May 12, 2008

How My Day is Going

Well, maybe not that bad......