The calm before the storm

The calm before the storm

"Someone asked me not too long ago, why I care so much. After all, I am retired. I could rest on my laurels and do basically nothing." Many who are much smarter than I have said this before. Stuff does not start happening in earnest until after Labor Day. […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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Bech in Czech

Paul Mirengoff’s tribute to the courage and the sacrifice of the Czech Olympic champion Vera Caslavska brought to mind one of my favorite passages in the works of John Updike that I have managed to read. Updike was a voluminous and accomplished writer in every literary form, though I […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Mostly immoderate moderators named

Politico reports that NBC’s Lester Holt (September 26), ABC’s Martha Raddatz (October 9), CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Fox News’s Chris Wallace (October 19) and will moderate the three presidential debates this fall, according to the announcement of the Commission on Presidential Debates this morning; CBS’s Elaine Quijano will moderate the […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Law And Morality

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails: I flinch when people urge that we condition law enforcement on “humanity” rather than “legality.” Who decides which law is inhumane and need not be obeyed? Taken to its logical extreme, that argument produces anarchy. For example, Paul Mirengoff writing at Powerline about […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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