Quote of the day:

Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 02:54 PM

I have to say I'm as pessimistic about the Middle East as the next guy, but most of this broader existential gloom about America is absurd.  The U.S. is in extraordinarily strong shape economically and socially.
David Brooks, with yet another projection of a rosy American future, in his column titled This Age of Anxiety in today's NY Times.