My wife and I are enjoying the end of a three-day weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona. We are celebrating her uncle's 70th birthday, which I hope to post on later. It has been truly a beautiful weekend. We rented a convertible to take in the low 80(F) degree weather and have enjoyed some beautiful scenery.
However, much is going on in the world and I though I would point you to some events worth following:
- 10,000 March for Democracy in Nepal by the always reliable Robert Mayer at Publius Pundit. Also,check out this post on elections set up for Lebanon.
- Dan over at tdaxp has a great systems analysis post based on a Tom Friedman-NYT editorial here. Thanks for getting my brain going on vacation Dan.
- Powerline links to and provides commentary on an important report in the WaPo on the declining terrorist threat. This can only be because of Bush Administration successes, which are in stark contrast to media reports since 9/11.
- Tom over at Redhunter has two recent posts that are well worth the read:
- Patterico (hat tip: Instapundit) catches the LA Times at its usual bad reporting tricks with a distorted Reuters story (isn't that like Michael Moore putting his spin on a Barbara Boxer speech?) on the US-Italian Iraq shooting.
- Pastor Tod Bolsinger has a post of a letter from a Marine who grew up as a missionary kid in Malawi. It is a thoughtful perspective on poverty and abundance.
- Want to know how the War on Terror is going in Iraq and Afghanistan? Bill Roggio has the goods here and here respectively.
- Citizen Z has some thoughts on reaching the tipping point of Main Stream Media and the new media era.