Some thoughts for today, via the latest ThinkLibertarian.com update.
From the homepage:
Thanks to republicans & democrats, who are the only two parties truly in charge, the United States currently ranks 49th in world literacy and 28th out of 40 in math literacy; remember this, before the Department of Education was started in the early 1950's, we were ranked at the top.
From an excellent article at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Dennis Roddy, Grounded: Millionaire John Gilmore stays close to home while making a point about privacy:
I used to laugh at countries that had internal passports. And it's happened here and people don't even seem to know about it.