The group blog of The New Republic
April 2, 2007
You have to admire his timing: He lets the buzz build a little, leaps to double figures in polls before even declaring, takes a hit from James Dobson without flinching, and then, on the very day Bob Novak announces "Thompson is for Real" in the Washington Post, he declares for the presidency.
Via Andrew Sullivan, this is one of the most heartwarming/heartbreaking things I've seen in a while.
Was it common knowledge that fully one third of the prevention dollars in Bush's global anti-AIDS plan must be "spent teaching chastity and fidelity, even in countries where most cases are spread by drug injection"? The Institute of Medicine says that requirement is cramping the program's progress.