Lest there be any doubt that our national priorities are way out of whack, note the headlines* in today's New York Times RSS feed, shown in the adjacent screen capture.
Lest we become a permanent celebration of shallow values, we must send the so-called "conservative" thinking of the past thirty years to the ash heap of history.
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* The Headlines
Exxon Posts Record U.S. Profit
Net Loss of 17,000 Jobs in January Is First Since 2003
Microsoft Bids $44.6 Billion for Yahoo