Jonah Goldberg : Western Civilization and Other Fairy Tales - An interesting way to look at the fragility of civilization.
Political theorist Hannah Arendt once said that, every generation, Western civilization is invaded by barbarians - we call them "children." Today's babies aren't meaningfully different from those born 1,000 or 5,000 years ago. A Viking baby magically transported to 21st-century America might grow up to be an accountant or a bus driver. A baby born today and sent back in time might become a Hun, Visigoth or Aztec warrior, whatever his parents expected of him.
Dick Morris and Eileen McGann : Obama Headlines Will Fuel His Drive To The Top - I'm beginning to wonder why I read Dick Morris. His obvious antipathy for Hillary and love of McCain are clouding his judgement.
John Stossel : USA Makes Adoption Harder - Stossel focuses his attention on Americans adopting Guatemalan children but this phenomenon is true across the globe. So many people have an irrational distaste for anyone making money or profit from adoption that they insist there be none. The predictable result is that there are fewer adoptions and more human suffering. But at least there's no evil profit!
Charles Hurt: ONCE JOHN WINS, HE'LL MAKE A LEFT - A scary thought: "the McCain we've seen of late on the campaign trail is the most conservative McCain we'll ever see."