A British reporter discovers that "In person Mr Bush is so far removed from the caricature of the dim, war-mongering Texas cowboy of global popular repute that it shakes one’s faith in the reliability of the modern media." Wow. Really?
Red State looks at the apparent fractiousness of the GOP majority and sees nothing historically unique. That's just the way it works. Political self-interest takes precedent over grand, over-arching reforms almost every time. Cutting other people's pork is fine, just leave mine alone!
Orin Kerr examines the usefullness of blog debates and whether they actually accomplish anything.
I always new there was something inherently wild about oboists!
Civil War Historian Shelby Foote has passed.
Here's a bit more than the boilerplate version of the history of the Declaration of Independence.
The rest of the world still doesn't seem to like us. Sports fans recognize this is just another version of cheering for the underdog. After all, other than a Yankees fan, who wants the pinstripes to win? There are plenty of other analogies: no one cheers for U.S. Steel, or IBM, or GM, etc. There, how's that for a shallow analyis?
Still more on what caused the fall of the Western Roman Empire. It was the Huns!