While I have never been a big fan of The New York Times, today's editorial at: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/13/opinion/13sat1.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalink is one of their better written ones in a long time. For once, the Times isn't talking down to its readership like some of the arrogant morons at the newspaper enjoy doing. Neither is it talking out of its ideological hat.
Let's see if something comes out of this unsolicited advice that the Times loves giving everyone on earth. For once, I think they have something sensible to offer.