jeffsoesbe (jeffsoesbe) wrote,

[writing, politics] a whole bunch of good reading, from

I'm not sure how many of these articles are free to all (I'm a donor so I have full access), but whatever is available is well worth reading.

- 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.
Tags: politics, writing

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