The lack of character and ethical void in the US military: good piece, “A Military that Looks like America”, at the In From the Cold blog.
An older link to a piece in the Strategic Studies, circa 2012, on the lack of clear ethical standards in the US Army: Finding “The Right Way”: Toward An Army Institutional Ethic, written by LTC Clark C. Barrett. This paper offers a history of the Army’s character-building efforts, pitfalls with a written code, along with remedies to those pitfalls. The missing fact in his paper is that when you start with substandard ingredients (lack of character in civilian society= a character deficit in the recruit pool too), it takes a whole lot of extra-effort to create spectacular dishes.
And you thought the Fairness Doctrine was dead, with the coffin nailed down tight, oops, it’s risen from the dead: from the WSJ, “The FCC Wades Into the Newsroom”.
A NASCAR war on women charge (alternately referred to as Danica Patrick’s driving record sucks). Richard Petty dared to state the obvious truth: “Tony Stewart picks the wrong person to get petty with over Danica Patrick”. Small town stock car racing is better (trust me it is) than NASCAR and Danica’s already not excelled at Indy racing and now moved to NASCAR, so after this she can go join Sandra Fluke and claim the evil male patriarchy conspired against her. She has gotten more attention, both press and endorsements, all because of her photogenic looks, while better male drivers struggle to make it in NASCAR.