Even though I wasn’t blogging, I continued to get great emails directing me to fascinating articles. (And, truth to tell, some of the emails have been lingering from times before my vacation.) Even though I’d love to do so, I don’t have time to comment at length about every wonderful email link I get, but I still want to bring them to your attention. Herewith a very quick rundown of some cool stuff (with links, of course):
I like John Hawkin’s down and dirty analysis of possible Vice Presidential candidates for Obama’s consideration.
It’s a little bit dated in today’s fast-moving news world, but it’s still worth remember that, not only does Obama have almost no experience, to the extent he does have some experience, it’s unimpressive.
Although he wrote it for July 4th, I don’t think it’s ever too late to read Victor Davis Hanson’s celebration of American exceptionalism and the relatively painless fixes for today’s woes (especially considering the depressing July 4 column AP wrote, and to which I won’t link).
It’s also not too late to read Ralph Peters’ reminder that America’s freedoms have always been paid for with the blood of our men and women on the front lines.
You can live in France, but you’re not citizenship material if you embrace practices antithetical to French values. Makes sense to me.
Thanks to everyone who found all this fascinating material for me.
Indeed, a wider thanks to all of you who keep this blog exciting by having great discussions and by making sure that I don’t miss much of the more exciting and thoughtful information that’s available in the sometimes overwhelming blogsophere.