Interesting stuff that my friends write

I’m blessed to have made a lot of good friends in the blogosphere, and this morning I got a bunch of emails from them, all of which were intriguing, thoughtful and even exciting discussions of current affairs.  I pass them on to you:

Kim Priestap and the Anchoress both think that Elena Kagan may be the best of a bad lot.  I’m inclined to agree.  I certainly agree with Jennifer Rubin that, given Kagan’s history, it’s hard to imagine her being the one person who can make Kennedy a reliable liberal vote.

Caleb Howe offers a timely reminder that we shouldn’t fall into the liberal trap of demonizing our opponents.  Bad ideas are routinely found in people with otherwise good qualities.  The question, of course, and one I’d love to see debated here, is at what point the bad overwhelms the good, demanding the appellation “evil” as opposed to “misguided.”

As Tom Elia reminds us, seventy years ago today, Winston Churchill made his famous “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat” speech.  There are bulwarks against evil.  And sometimes they only show up at the last minute.

Get ready to applaud, because you’ll definitely want to after reading how Dr. Rusty Shackleford introduced another terrorist to his appropriate home — jail.