We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Shiites are still torturing Sunnis in Iraqi prisons. The ABC poll of Iraqis reveals optimism, but ongoing Shiite-Sunni-Kurdish differences. No surprise there. Checkerboard discusses the poll. This week's election could/should be a turning point: NE Repub. - they seem to be getting the idea.