Some tiny creature, mad with wrath,

Is coming nearer on the path.

--Edward Gorey

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Outlying Islands

Writer, lawyer, cyclist, rock climber, wanderer of dark residential streets, friend.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Recommended Reading

Two articles deserve your attention.

In the first, Time reports that a partisan litmus test is being applied (without any precedent) by the Bush administration to identify which telecom industry execs can represent the United States at thrice-annual Inter-American Telecommunication Commission meetings. One industry rep who was denied the opportunity to attend had donated as little as $250 to the Kerry campaign, sin enough, evidently, to preclude his attendance. Says the administration, "We wanted people who would represent the Administration positively, and--call us nutty--it seemed like those who wanted to kick this Administration out of town last November would have some difficulty doing that." (Hat tip, in private correspondence.)

The second is an excellent article by Andrew Sullivan in TNR about the growing schism between what he calls "conservatism of faith" and "conservatism of doubt." It's long but worth your time. (Hat tip.)


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