How Bonds Work (and How Current Policy Will Wreck Them and the Economy With It) - The Provocateur explains the bond market and what the Obama administration is doing that will make the problem even worse.
Pride Or Lack Thereof - Right Truth discusses the murder of Steve McNair and how his infidelity is a symptom for what ails this country. May I also recommend Baseball Crank with a slightly different take.
In Re: Palin - Rhymes With Right maps out a path for Sarah Palin to return to national politics. He hopes that Mark Steyn is wrong. I do too, but after reading John Fund today (via memeorandum), I think that Steyn might very well be correct.
Haeckel and the Development of Nations - The Glittering Eye doesn't think that China will do the right things because we ask it to.
Prominent Jewish Democrats Double Down On Obama.Unpersuasively. - Mere Rhetoric points out how empty Alan Dershowitz's recent defense of President Obama's Middle East policy is.
The Pot Simmers - Wolf Howling presents an excellent summary of what's going on now in Iran.
The Declaration of Independence . . . and chickens?
Bookworm Room explains why we should barbecue chicken on July 4.
My nomination for non-council post this week is The Middle East is a place where wishful
thinking gets people killed but makes careers for politicians, diplomats,
academics, and journalists by Barry Rubin. Yes, the title makes for a good summary.
Read. Enjoy. Be informed.