Today's required reading
Wendy McElroy may not be as politically optimistic now as she was in 2002, but her speech "The Case for Optimism," made that year, is still required reading. Especially in these Sad Sack days.
And my dear friend Brian Richardson is sitting out his first presidential election this year. His reflections on this decision close with the best three sentences I've read in the past several months, so good that I've made them a sigfile for my email.