Saturday morning links and comments
I've been pretty positive about the potential candidacy of former senator Fred Thompson. Well, predictably the supporters of other candidates are starting to pen columns to inform people why Thompson is not the perfect conservative. Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review Online has written "Thompson’s Tort Trouble." This article picks through Thompson's votes on the various bills that attempted to address the problems with our legal system. I'd like to see a candidate who strongly supported tort reform. However, I'm mature enough to understand we will not find a candidate with positions that mirror my own.
Which country's citizens most trust the United States to act responsibly on the global stage? Surprisingly, according to a recent poll, eighty-five percent of respondents in the Republic of the Philippines said they trusted the United States either a “great deal” or “somewhat.” That level of trust is higher than the 81 percent in Israel, 59 percent in Australia and 51 percent in Poland. Unfortunately, that is the only good news in the poll.
Here is an interesting read. The lost 20 years of CIA spies caught in China trap. The Cold War was real and these agents lost a large portion of their life in a Chinese prison.
Here is an example of students with good sense of priority.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton finally dropped by Rutgers to meet with the school's women's basketball coach -- but the players themselves skipped the half-hour meeting, citing their studies and Imus fatigue.