From Common Sense to Swift Boats

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!