In reading this morning's opinion page (Feb. 17), a couple of the pieces gave me that, "you have to be kidding" reaction. The first was Col. Miller's piece on "don't ask, don't tell." If one follows the colonel's logic to its ultimate conclusion, we need to re-segregate the troops first by sex and then by race. Cannot have anything like humanity getting in the way of cohesiveness. The colonel also fails to explain why the British, Canadian and especially Israeli armies haven't been torn asunder by lack of cohesiveness.
The second article that gave me pause was Chancellor Deaton's promotion of an "Animal Health Corridor" and all the wonderful things that will come with it. My reaction was, why would any top-notch life science professional want to work in either a state where the legislature attempts to ban stem cell research every year (Missouri) or a state where a plurality, if not majority, of the state thinks that Creationism should be taught in school as a science (Kansas). I think we aspire to a great number of things that just will never happen because of the current political climate.
Just a few random thoughts.