Hampton’s right. I got a little bombastic about the erosion of civil liberties during the Bush administration, which don’t really compare to WWII, and get a run for their money from the Palmer Raids and the McCarthy blacklists. I’m glad he kept me honest on that, and along the same lines, we invite anyone who disagrees with anything written here (or with how it’s written, for that matter) to drop a line. The hope is to engage a discussion around the ideas, not beat people over the head with them, and I’m certainly open to having my own opinions broadened or downright changed. As long as you don’t try to convince me there’s a greater baseball franchise than the Yankees, anything’s in play.