HOW TO ARGUE LIKE A CONSERVATIVE. Just as they apparently think it's out of the question to point out that something said by a foreign baddie is, in fact, correct, conservatives also seem to think that the ex-CEO of Qwest's status as a corporate crook somehow deals a crippling blow to liberals' appreciation for his decision not to cooperate with the NSA surveillance program. But what does one thing have to do with the other? The issue at hand is the NSA program, not Joseph Nacchio's awesomeness. This love for personalizing policy disagreements and arguing in non sequiturs is a real problem.

--Sam Rosenfeld