- Glenn Greenwald on how the bailout follows the principles for how our government functions and the (ever-changing) elite consensus over the financial collapse. There's a lot to read in the Greenwald articles, but also a lot of useful and interesting information.
- Rebecca Traister on the Sarah Palin pity party. Traiser isn't going to play that game. A nice quote:
She boldly tries to pass off incuriosity and lassitude as regular-people qualities, thereby doing a disservice to all those Americans who also work two jobs and do not come from families that hand out passports and backpacking trips, yet still manage to pick up a paper and read about their government and seek out experience and knowledge.
"...boldly tries to pass off incuriousity and lassitude as regular-people qualities..." Hmmm, that reminds me of someone.
- Cary Tennis's "Since You Asked" column answers a letter that states "I get distracted by the Internet when I try to write". Cary goes on a bit, as he often does, but it's insightful for writers as he talks about fear and challenge and getting past it.
The summary (quoting Baudelaire): "Get Writing!"
And since I'm noodling around rather than writing, I will take that advice.