Readers write about floods in the Midwest.
Many Democrats are at odds with their own leadership over extending domestic surveillance.
Natasha defended Americans when I felt inclined to criticize them.
Even some military lawyers opposed the techniques, according to congressional testimony this week.
Severe weather in the US interior has wrought economic disaster. But recovery may be quick.
Obama sees potential in traditional red states such as Virginia, Colorado, and North Carolina. McCain looks to target blue states including Pennsylvania and Michigan.