Principles are in short supply among politicians and pundits alike. It's one of many sad statements one could make about public discourse today that is, unfortunately, hardly debatable.
The freedom of speech we enjoy wouldn't mean much if people didn't say things that offended people. Likewise, Federalism wouldn't be significant if all the states in our union marched in lockstep.
California's desire to impose stricter standards on automobile emissions isn't something I necessarily support. However, I strongly support their right to make this decision for themselves.
More often than not, Bill Kristol is a man of reason. Unfortunately, all too often he makes me think I'm wrong in that assessment.