Balloon Juice, a blog by a Republican from W. VA is on my daily must-read list. And, it ought to be on yours, too. John Cole, the proprietor of the blog, is one of the few actual conservatives in the blogosphere. By actual conservative I mean not a Bush cultist. I don't agree with Cole on everything, but reading him reminds me how much rational people have in common. And gives me hope for our future, providing we can wrest control away from the wackos of the Religious Right.