Here's one from the vault - a post I began, set aside, and forgot about. I thought you might find it interesting.
The folks over at the Dangerous Intersection blog posted an uncomfortable series of news stories. Here are the titles:
Father of two charged in child poisoning case
Principal drowns hundreds of grade-school students in school basement
Bush administration destroyed cancer research center and scattered the researchers
I'll leave it to your curiosity to read them and form your own reactions.
This isn't the sort of thing I would normally post - the stories aren't exactly Friendly. Observant readers of those articles will notice that they're not friendly on a couple of levels. But they are thought-provoking, and so I think they're worth sharing.
If anyone wants to explore or discuss these stories, their message, and their tone any further, the comment thread is open.