1) Be sure to send in any submissions to the upcoming Philosophers' Carnival by tomorrow.
2) Suppose that leftists were to elect a woolly-headed pacifist to the presidency, who then disbands the entire police force. He and his supporters refuse to accept any responsibility for the crime wave that predictably follows: "We removed a tool of state oppression. All subsequent crimes were committed by the criminals, not by us, and the responsibility lies with them alone." Conservatives would shake their heads in disgust at such disastrous naivety. Yet they use identical reasoning to excuse Bush for the violence in Iraq. [HT: Alex] Go figure.
3) This is an open thread, in case anyone wants one. What philosophical puzzles are currently on your mind?