Michael Totten's blog
has an excellent discussion going on in the comments on this article
Why is this worth pointing out? Well, political discussions in which people from a variety of political positions make thoughtful contributions are extremely rare. I know, because I've been looking for them ... All too often, comments on politics degenerate into bad-tempered tribalism — for instance, lots of childish leftists (and no, that's not
a tautology) seem to think it clever to fill the comments of Tim Blair's blog
with ad hominen
So congratulations to Mr Totten for attracting such a classy bunch of readers!