A long, hot, afternoon doing family-type activities at a suburban “Fest” until the tempers of all were frayed. Here’s the recommended reading:
Great call out by Lex ! While part of me is aghast at McCain’s Veep choice on the same substantive grounds that cause me to argue that Barack Obama is, aside from being a leftist ideologue, totally unqualified to be President, I have to acknowledge that in terms of pure politics, picking Palin was a brilliant move. The reactive frenzy occurring on the Left over Gov. Palin is one of pure, running in circles, panic. So much so that the Lefty bloggers are already libeling Palin’s children - sad, despicable and more than a little sick.
Cool examples of retro propaganda visuals.
Coming Anarchy - The Russian Gauntlet is Thrown Down, To Punish or rehabilitate Russia?, Contemplating Georgia, Part 4, Contemplating Georgia, Part 3, Contemplating Georgia, Part 2, Contemplating Georgia, Part I.
A fine series and related posts on the wider geopolitical implications of the Russo-Georgian War by the gents at Coming Anarchy.
Libertarian economist David Friedman points out that accepting Darwinian evolution squares poorly with dogmatic acceptance of PC beliefs.
An IO post using often bitterly disputed Afghan casualty figures as a crux of the discussiuon. At times, Josh has been known to rattle cages but the discussion he raises here is an important one to be considered. How should USG spokesmen handle such questions that are rife with uncertainty yet demand fast response and protection of credibility ? Speed, accuracy, message shaping, credibility and OpSec are variables at odds with one another.