O wad some Power the giftie gie us..

Well, thanks to the Belfast Telegraph’s Lindy McDowell, who’s just spent 3 weeks in the US where she was able to keep up to date with local events via the Bel Tel [natch – Ed], Newshound and Slugger, we can as Robert Burns put it “see oursels as ithers see us!” And, the complaint of prissiness aside [*ahem* – Ed], there are some points worth remembering, in particular what makes for a good discussion:

But what is so good about it is that you constantly get the impression not just of people wanting to make a point. But of people wanting to listen. I like that.