HILLARY-BASHING. Glenn Beck has said thatHillary Clinton's voice is grating, something to trigger the images of nagging wives in the minds of all red-bloodied American male conservatives. The b**ch term was used, too. Not very subtle work from our Glenn, but then he is not paid for subtlety.
BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY? One of the funniest things I ever saw on television was the Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland's inability to name all Ten Commandments on the Stephen Colbert show; funny, because Westmoreland was on the show for the very reason that he advocated wider knowledge of those commandments.
WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE WOUNDED SOLDIERS? The Walter Reed hospital scandal struck a nerve in the country, and politicians of all stripes are scrambling to be on the right side of history on this one. George Bush expressed his utter disgust at what had taken place under his watch:
"Some of our troops have experienced bureaucratic delays and living conditions that are less than they deserve," Bush told an American Legion gathering in Washington. "It is unacceptable to me, it is unacceptable to you, and it is unacceptable to our country and it is not going to continue." ...
It begins with a survey of some alternative theories, continues with a fairly detailed explanation of one government-funded study into the wage gap and ends with a clear and calm explanation of how conservatives are distorting the debate.