Debates and Updates
Last week it felt like work watching the first debate between Bush and Kerry, like a second job after the long day I'd had already. Tonight I'm watching the Cheney-Edwards debate but at least now I'm online while I'm watching. It's a few minutes after 10 so we're most of the way through the thing. I expect to watch the next two Bush-Kerry debates but I doubt many undecided voters will and, more to the point, it seems to me that partisan viewers are living not in two Americas but in two realities, to the extent that one side probably won't convert many on the other.
Once again, I think the best story of the week is the SpaceShip One team winning the Ansari X Prize
. Private space investment has turned a corner and will rapidly increase in coming years to grow a competitive industry.