Monday, 2 October 2006

Gleanings from the blogosphere, Oct. 2

Armstrong Williams at Town Hall is lamenting the dangers of a culture obsessed with celebrity and entertainment.
It is only when we as a nation recognize that every pre-eminent nation that succeeded us fell when they became enamored with sports, entertainment, and thus became consumed with lifestyles of the rich and famous. We must recognize that we can learn quickly from their mistakes and misplaced values so that we can avoid the same decline.
Unlike most commentators, he doesn't wallow in gloom and doom though; he sings the praises of a program designed to point children toward academic excellence - the Carson Scholarship program. Hat tip to Booker Rising.

Cicero at Winds of Change, shares a bleak and realistic assessment of America's options in a new world of nuclear proliferation. Nonetheless, he seems some small cause for hope. The preamble is a bit lengthy; skip the first four paragraphs if you're not in a leisurely mood.

On a more optimistic note, the Strategy Page outlines the reasons to believe that Al-Qaeda's influence and strength are waning.

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Fern said...

Janet--I'm sorry to post this in a comment, but I can't find a link to your email. Can you explain how to implement those subject labels on each of your posts?

Janet said...

Hmm, looks like I inadvertently eliminated the email link. I'll look into fixing that.

If you click on the labels at the bottom of each post, you'll get a page full of every post I ever labelled that way.

They're also available in the sidebar under the heading "Topics".

I hope that answers your question.

Bob said...

It's too bad, but I just can't take anything Williams writes in this vein seriously, given his past record of payola.

Janet said...

Bob, I don't know anything about Williams beyond what is in his post. Any links you care to share.


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