Eye on the Watcher’s Council

As you may know the members of the Watcher’s Council each nominate one of his or her own posts and one non-Council post for consideration by the whole Council. The complete list of this week’s Council nominations is here.

Mere Rhetoric, “Obama’s Top NSA And CIA Picks: Harsh On Israel, Sympathetic To Iran And Hezbollah”

Omri isn’t happy with President-Elect Obama’s picks for National Security Advisor or CIA chief. I wonder how he feels about Gates staying at Defense.

Soccer Dad, “Well, duh”

Soccer Dad comments on the obvious media bias in the coverage of the 2008 presidential election. True, but I doubt that less biased coverage would have given the win to John McCain.

The Colossus of Rhodey, “Culture of Whine (a rant)”

Hube whines about his allegedly honors students’ whining.

The Glittering Eye, “Official History”

Simply put: history is bunk. Ancient history, anyway.

Joshuapundit, “Zero Hour…Iran Now Has Material For First Nuclear Bomb”

Freedom Fighter explains why it’s reasonable to be concerned that Iran has enough material to make a nuclear weapon. There’s one point he touches on peripherally that bears reflection: our alleged elite has no idea whatever of how a real elite thinks.

Cheat-Seeking Missiles, “Sunday Scan”

Laer comments on an oops by Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The remarkable thing about global warming as the term is used by activists these days is that it’s not disprovable. Temperatures go up—global warming. Temperatures go down—global warming.

The Provocateur, “Some Perspective on PNC, Fraud, and the Bailout”

Mike is more than skeptical about the banking bailout. He illustrates with observations about PNC Bank.

Bookworm Room, “Halting the Schism”

Bookworm reflects on reconciling the divergent wings of the Republican Party. I don’t think it’s possible, myself. Not so long as on wing will inevitably have control of the party apparatus.

Well, I’ve decided which posts I’ll vote for this week. Which posts would get your votes?

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