Tom's blog on Thomas Paine (2 entries down) is inspiring. ... It's a shame to think that we've gone from Paine's Common Sense, which assumed that Americans were smart and discerning, to this season's version of political persuasion, built on smear ads that assume we are lazy, superficial thinkers who can't discern when we're being duped. Message to both sides: We can!
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
What we're talking about
on the front page.