Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday Stories: The Political Edition

An embarassment of riches this week.

Northern Exposure. In a piece that's reminscent of the affectionate treatment hitherto reserved for the Obamameister, Nathan Thornburgh in Time gives us a slice of Palin life in Wasilla, AK. A good local color piece.

Pinky and the Brain. To be honest, I've never thought of McCain in terms of his intelligence; his character has always been to the fore. Perhaps I've been the victim of the media bias discussed here at Bloggers for McCain. Caroline B Glick in this Townhall column voices what I have come to suspect, namely that I have underestimated the man. Shrewd cookie, that old Ol' Mac. Tomorrow, he takes over the world.

Cold Case. At the National Review Online, Bill Whittle says it for me and for many others when he professes himself proud of the GOP. McCain's sincerity, his love of country, willingness to accept responsibility, and optimistic vision of America made me proud. Read it here. (Got this one from Babalu)

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Here's a pretty cogent explanation of the Fannie/Freddie morass from John Schoen on MSNBC. Either way, it ain't gonna be pretty. I refer to my earlier post on the state of our economy. Also in terms of explanations, there's an interesting discussion of which two Americas here.

Cheaters. Don't blame them. Genetics made them do it. Swedish researchers have found that a goodly portion of men share the same cheating with other philandering rodents. Other scientists are not so sure. Read it here.

Murder, She Wrote. A Swedish magazine inadvertently confused two herbs in their recipe, making the result potentially life threatening. The story here, followed by an exploration of more toxic seasonings.

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