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Matthew,
Outstanding piece, especially when stacked up next to the David Brooks piece on the exact same topic that ran in this morning’s New York Times. Since you couldn’t know Brooks’ op-ed was coming, the comparison is all the more amusing. And there’s nothing wrong with what Brooks has to say. He makes some observations that are quite correct. But after making them he straddles the fence, in essence saying “it is what it is.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/18/opinion/18brooks.html
You took things to the next level by opining that things would be better if we rose above the status quo.

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When I’ve been able to force myself to suffer through some of the “debates” I find no candiate with an indepth and studied knowledge of the national/global issues. I don’t think any of them passed history in school. In the beauty verse substance contest David Kucinich comes out on top, but the national press has deemed him too short and too ugly to deserve such a beautiful wife – so heck he couldn’t make a good Pres. And Fox News (Bush News Network) recently barred Ron Paul from a Repug. debate. I guess his ideas were too dangerous for national… Read more »