For Sloyj, from the NPR Style Guide:
subjunctive mood - AP has a good explanation of when to use the subjunctive: "Use the subjunctive mood of a verb for contrary-to-fact conditions, and expressions of doubts, wishes, or regrets. If I were a rich man, I wouldn't have to work hard. I doubt that more money would be the answer. I wish it were possible to take back my words. Sentences that express a contingency or hypothesis may use either the subjunctive or the indicative mood depending on the context. In general, u se the subjunctive if there is little likelihood that a contingency might come true: If I were to marry a millionaire, I wouldn't have to worry about money. But: If the bill passes as expected, it will provide an immediate tax cut."
EDIT: Late again... appears I'm beating a dead horse... I'll leave it just in case someone was wondering and didn't want to click on the provided links.