While the political blogs are fascinating and even insightful, they tend to be driven by quantity rather than quality of commentary. The average independent blogger digs at scabs, then if there is some blood, he or she will point it out to the faithful audience. That isn't necessarily a bad thing. There is so much information available at our fingertips today that drawing attention to hot-button issues is helpful in sorting through the swamp.
I write short pieces and most of the "Regular Stops" links on the right will get you to other folks doing roughly similar work. Occasionally, however, someone will spend some excess energy on an essay that is insightful, powerful, well-referenced and undeniably logical. That is what happened today at Dr. Sanity's site. Take fifteen minutes to read through this. Slowly to absorb if you can, skim it quickly if you must, but read it:
Curiouser and Curiouser
Now, do you think you understand what is going on a little better? I hope so.