Center of Attention
A round up of recent posts by various bloggers who either attempt to strike a balanced note on heated debates and controversial issues, or improve our ability to find our own sense of balance by exposing us to new information and different points-of-view.
Dave Schuler examines why we have universal education but not universal health care.
Steve Benen summarizes the debate between TNRâ€™s Jamie Kirchick and Obsidian Wingsâ€™ Hilzoy over the so-called “Obama Doctrine.”
Josh Bolotsky thinks CNN lost its sense of balance in prioritizing the Vick confession story over the Gonzales resignation story.
McQ shines some light on the law and what is perhaps misplaced outrage over the Bush Administration’s purported censorship of the so-called Petraeus report.
Writing at Donklephant, MW thinks “rumors of the imminent death of this presidency and the Republican party have been greatly exaggerated.”
In the shadow of Salman Rushdie, Ed Morrissey shares the sad story of another threatened writer, asking: “… if she’s willing to surrender her voice to the control of the mob, what will she write that’s worth reading?”
Amba turn a skeptics’ lens on the skeptics of recent reports about political consensus in Iraq.
Donald Douglas wonders if what passes as satire at HuffPo is an appropriate exercise of Jonathan Swift’s fine art.