from Boston, where I took our high school debate team for a long-weekend at the Harvard Invitational. Our student congress team finished in third place, and my daughter made the semi-final round.
I experienced a total news black-out, but could not escape from the rabidly anti-Bush sentiment on my daughter’s team and among the debaters in general. Even worse, I had to bite my tongue when several team members became excited upon learning that Noam Chomsky was speaking on campus.
At the end of the trip, however, the newest member of the team noticed that I was reading The National Review and asked whether I also read The Weekly Standard. When I responded in the affirmative, he said that his father writes for the Standard. His father turns out to be the excellent David Tell.
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