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.
The national security aspects of nuclear power are so obvious I find it hard to understand why it is not one of the cornerstones of the debate on (i) the war against Islamism, (ii) a national energy policy and the implications for both national security and economic prosperity and (iii) environmental concerns (I say this because I am not a "global warming" or "climate change" convert or an opportunistic socialist).
We should build 100 plants in the next 10 years under an expedited permitting process to cut off needless litigation.
Even the socialistic French have figured this one out.
Hinderaker's quote: "It's one thing for McCain to think that he needs to distance himself from the Bush administration, but if he thinks he can win by attacking his own party and out-Bush-bashing the Democrats, he is sadly mistaken."
Someone ought to make McCain, his campaign manager and his communications director each write that sentence on the blackboard 100 times.
LM, you oughtta read the NewsWeek piece -- it's so sneering it's actually hilarious. Between that and Time's utterly tin-ear on the Iwo Jima photoshop, our two major weekly slicks are showing signs of some sort of mental breakdown.