I have family and friends in the US, have spent more time there than any other country besides the UK and continue to find it fascinating (as well as infuriating). What happens in US politics concerns me directly because I live in a client state that is likely to be dragooned into McCainRovePalinCheney wars and other disasters.
I hope the many Americans I admire and respect will prove the header of this post wrong, but right now it doesn't look good.
P Z Myers (from 2006) on a culture of idiocy. Sullivan on minimal thought. Krugman on the lies.