"You can fight fire with fire," says Steve Chapman at the Chicago Tribune who is bothered by an overly reactive American culture, "As a rule, though, it's better to use water." "Lately, Americans seem to be taking advice from Oscar Wilde, who said, "Moderation is a fatal thing." Stupidity can be met and defeated with sensible, proportionate measures. Or it can be met with even greater stupidity. Guess which is the preferred option these days?"