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Republican David Brooks on GOP Response: “Insane”

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Two Photos on Why America is Great

From the Washington Post‘s coverage.

Nikki Khan / Washington Post

Nikki Khan / Washington Post

Linda Davidson / Washington Post

Linda Davidson / Washington Post

Chucky Todd: Prolonged Obama Honeymoon; Bush Down

Some pretty interesting numbers. In particular:

  • The majority believes that Obama is coming in with more challenges than any president in recent history.
  • Nearly half the country thinks that George Bush is one of the worst presidents in recent memory.
  • Americans (being the good people they are) acknowledge the difficult times ahead and are willing to take one for the team.

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WAY COOL

Good stuff:

When the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-black force of elite pilots, emerged from combat in World War II, they faced as much discrimination as they had before the war… Now, the roughly 330 pilots and members of the ground crew who are left from about 16,000 who served are receiving another honor that has surpassed their dreams: They are being invited to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama as the country‚Äôs first black president.

Tuskegee Airmen / US Army Signal Corp

Tuskegee Airmen / US Army Signal Corp

The Picture Many Have Been Waiting to See

Isaac Brekken

Photo: Isaac Brekken

Service Dogs Helping War Veterans

Alan Poizner / New York Times

Alan Poizner / New York Times

For those of you whose heart melts when hearing about great dog stories, Karen Jones of the New York Times has a cool piece about service dogs who help tragically wounded Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Toles on Economic Trickle Down: “Now you get it…”