Third Way Perspectives
Archive for April, 2007
April 26th, 2007
I really like David Broder. He almost always writes with common sense and clarity. He is one of the few political columnists with no obvious axe to grind and who brings genuine insight to a wide range of topics. And I’m grateful for the attention that he has given to Third Way’s products. I read him without fail.
And that’s why I almost fell off the exercise bike this morning when I read his column comparing Harry Reid to Alberto Gonzales.
In going after Harry Reid so viciously, Broder swings for the fences. But he whiffs badly.
April 24th, 2007
Last week, as the news of the horror at Virginia Tech sank in around the world, Australia’s Prime Minister was quick to decry America’s “gun culture.” South Korean talk shows noted that the perpetrator was really an American, and that his violent act was no reflection on his South Korean roots. An Argentine newspaper opined that this was unsurprising in a nation that advocates the “use of violence to achieve liberty.”
Basically, the nations of the world have been quick to qualify their condolences with scorn, anger, accusations, and other unfriendly sentiments. What a contrast to the last major national tragedy on 9/11, when even the headlines in France read: “We Are All Americans Now.”