Today on, Patrick J. Deneen argued that Allan Bloom was a misunderstood liberal, and W. James Antle III assessed the GOP’s prospects in the race for the Senate. Daniel Larison assessed Romney’s prospects in the Presidential debate and rubbished his foreign policy op-ed in this morning’s Wall Street Journal.

Samuel Goldman investigated the meritocratic potential of high-school entrance exams. Michael Tracey criticized Obama’s record as well as that of the GOP establishment for failing to provide a coherent alternative, and Scott Galupo meditated on Obama’s vulnerability on foreign policy and national security.

Rod Dreher focused on the practice of political lyingtelevisual voyeurism, and the death of self-effacement in the military.