The Best Defense

Obama did OK, but Tom was knocked out in debate's first round by Romney

I thought I had some sort of responsibility to listen to last night's debate, so I tried. But this time I lasted only 7 minutes. When Romney's voice started feeling like chalk screeching on the blackboard, the book I'm reading about small boats in big weather suddenly seemed much more interesting. (I'm in the chapter on using drogues as sea anchors.) Andrew Sullivan carries the best summary of the debate: Romney's argument was, "I will lead America the same way, but with more leadership!"

But Jim Gourley has a longer attention span, so he will analyze the debate for us today.


The Best Defense

Soldier of the year was born in Nepal

Congratulations to Fort Bragg's Sgt. Saral Shrestha.

The ability of the United States to attract talent and determination from around the world is one of its great strengths.