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Where’s the strategic intelligence?

The New York Times had an interesting article this Sunday about the CIA. It suggests that by responding to the huge demand for immediate intelligence, we as a nation have lost the means to generate strategic intelligence -- the kind of…

Human Nature

After having spent part of the weekend with my hardcore environmentalist brother, who showed us many digital slides of the hay bale houses he thinks we all should be living in, I've been thinking. About environment, politics, and boys who…

One and Done

Reader_I-Am, who needs no introduction here, has an interesting suggestion: Bring on term-of-office reform: One six (or even five?)-year-term presidential term (anyone wanting a second bite at the apple can sit it out for six to twelve…

You Know What Irritates Me…

What irritates me about leftwingers’ debating style: they perceive all opponents as either brainwashed sheep or evil manipulators. They always want to “educateâ€Â? rather than actually debate. What…

They Know When You Are Sleeping…

They Know When You're Awake... Ok...maybe not that much, but they may know who ABC reporters Brian Ross and Richard Esposito are calling. Why? Because they want to find out the sources for the secret CIA prisons leak. More from ABC:A…

A Third Party: Making It Real

Which means, of course, not making it ideal. That's only in our dreams: we need a top of the ticket. Yes, grassroots is better, but there is no time and no possibility of it happening. A top-down party will not achieve profound social…

Another Perspective On The NSA Furor

Yes, but is the NSA program illegal? That's not the question many are asking right now, but David Gartenstein-Ross is. From National Review:FISA distinguishes between “electronic surveillance,â€Â? which collects the…

Ladies And Gentlemen…

President Al Gore? Personally, I thought this was pretty damn funny, especially since it was so tongue in cheek. All cars run on trash? Heh.