Best of the Web Today: What's the Matter With Alabama? - WSJ.com: "For one thing, the diagnosing of "unhealthy" opinions is reminiscent of abuses of psychiatry by totalitarian regimes. And while Bryant's rebuttal of the straw man she sets up is more or less irrefutable--straw men exist to be toppled by trivial truths--the attitude she expresses is, we daresay, un-American, and a little bit racist.
The president of the United States, after all, may not be to blame for all the problems of the world, but he is responsible for them to a considerable degree. That responsibility was "placed on his shoulders" by the American people at his request. And a central principle of American constitutional government--some would argue the central principle--is that the people have an inalienable right to hold their leaders accountable and to criticize them as vigorously as they see fit."
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