Yesterday we learned that "if President Bush and Ms. Rice can produce a settlement in the Middle East between Israelis and Palestinians and an end to North Korea’s nuclear program, it would give them claims on success that would significantly improve their historical reputations." Today, I see Chad Ford's analysis of DeAndre Jordan's draft prospects, "Jordan would be the No. 1 pick in the draft if he were producing anywhere near the numbers of the guys ranked ahead of him."

I, too, would be a higher rated prospect if I were better at basketball.

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