Interesting odds and ends for your reading pleasure...
Andy McCarthy of National Review Online responds to the Wall Street Journal's pro-immigration bill editorial in "Re: WJS v. NRO." (See subject link.) More from NRO in a brief editorial. The continuing shock of Washington elites regarding the general public's rejection of the immigration bill would be funny if it weren't so sad.
Al Gore's Insolent Assault on Reason: The former V.P. threatens free speech, charging that "the clever use of electronic mass media" is able to "manipulate the outcome of elections." Ironically, as readers of Bill Sammon's AT ANY COST are aware, the media may try to manipulate elections...in favor of Democrats.
Books Paint Critical Portraits of Clinton: Does anyone else suspect Hillary is glad to deal with these books relatively early in the campaign, so she doesn't have to discuss them closer to the primaries? Not that the mainstream media will ever push her to discuss any uncomfortable issues, based on the kid glove treatment she has received during her campaigns in New York.
Bill's Ugly Buddy: Speaking of the Clintons, they have never seemed to care much where their money came from -- remember the cattle futures? -- and this article by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann further confirms that fact.
Bad Student, Great Kid: The Ugly Naked Guy has a thoughtful and moving post about one of his students, a square peg not fitting in the round hole that is school.
Ocean's 13: Initial review from Variety sounds promising. I'll admit I'm willing to put aside the knowledge that the cast is filled with far-left Hollywood liberals in exchange for two hours of mindless good summer fun...