And, in case you missed it, the Times' endorsement John Kerry for President. Read the cogent argument they make.
Finally, for those worried about the Draft, check out this article from yesterday's Times, U.S. Has Contingency Plans for a Draft of Medical Workers, which begins:
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 - The Selective Service has been updating its contingency plans for a draft of doctors, nurses and other health care workers in case of a national emergency that overwhelms the military's medical corps.[emphasis added]
In a confidential report this summer, a contractor hired by the agency described how such a draft might work, how to secure compliance and how to mold public opinion and communicate with health care professionals, whose lives could be disrupted.