• What I take away from the Libya and Somalia raids by our Special Forces?
Beyond the obvious ones, namely that Somalia
is a failed state and there's limits to our power in a lot of places
unless we want to shed a lot of blood (remember that, you "Syrian
action" fanatics) is that our exercise in nation-building in Libya
seems to be pretty much of a flop (remember that, too, "Syria action"
Also, that, among Obamiacs as well as Bushies, the continued blindness toward this
thing called "boots on the ground" seems only to grow in response to concerns like the one I just expressed.
• This NYT piece hits the nail on the head: Rick Perry's job hunting trips are likely not even about recruiting jobs to Texas but instead about a 2016 presidential run.
• Immigrants can help revitalize a "dying" city; one such city, Dayton, Ohio, is actively pursuing them.
• A liberal Catholic philosopher agrees with my insight and says there's no doctrinal changes out of the mouth of Francis the Talking Pope, just "changes of style and tone."