I'm almost encouraged. I whine a lot about the general stupidity of the human race, but tonight, it was as though the universe took a smart pill. The Daily Show was brilliant, with Mr. Colbert's analysis of why the Democratic party has failed in it's opposition of the GOP, and Jon Stewart interviewed a young man from Tennessee, Rep. Harold Ford (D). He was concise, intelligent, charismatic, and he clearly cared about the state of the Dems as the Opposition party. This is a name to watch, and I desperately hope that he can maintain this level of honesty and dignity through all the political Nastiness to come.