I've become fascinated with the English cell phone cracking scandal. I'm also intrigued in the way that people laud privacy in one context (a hacking by, say, one with whose politics one does not approve) and laud its invasion in another case (a hacking, by, say, one with whose politics one agrees). I'd prefer to see right and wrong defined in ways consistent despite one's partisan leanings.
Tonight our nation teeters near debt default for no reason at all, as the debt ceiling is a pawn in a rather different budgetary game. I hope it resolves soon. I think that a lot of folks don't see the danger of default, in the same way that some folks think that watering down the teaching of evolution will somehow obscure all those fossils and carbon dating results.