I have more than a few posts in me, but I don't have the time to write them. So here's some more links.
Pravda's criticism of Palin is overly harsh for my taste, but think about it: why assume that those who claim to speak for America aren't in reality a threat to America? Is the President a threat to America, or are the people who do are willing to do anything to undermine the Commander-in-Chief?
- Pravda: "Spankin' Sarah Palin: A clown short of a circus"
- Paul Krugman, "Ideas Are Not The Same As Race"
- Leiter Reports: "Ronald Reagan: The President Who Sent America Off the Rails"
- William Kristol: "Stand for Freedom"
- Think Progress: "For 3rd Straight Year, Americans Paying Less In Federal Taxes Than They Did Under Bush"
- Ezra Klein: "The Obama administration has raised some taxes and cut many others. They should admit that"
- The Atlantic Wire: "Scientology: Slave Labor, Beatings, and an FBI Investigation?"
- Slate: "Exceptionally Articulate: Obama's eloquence fails to quiet charges that he does not believe in God or America"
- Slate: "The Irrational Anthem: Sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in English? Who's Bush kidding?" (From 2006. Once, I was lucky enough to hear the national anthem sung in a different key on Prairie Home Companion, and I was pleased to find that I could sing the entire thing.)
- Big League Stew: "Bueller? For which Cubs game did Ferris play hookey?"
- Slate: "Know-It-All: Donald Rumsfeld may be even worse at writing a memoir than he was at being secretary of defense"
- Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker: "Offense and Defense: The battle between Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon" (from 2003)