The Hill: How some lawmakers are sabotaging the renewal of the Voting Rights Act, and why they are wrong.
Workbench: Andrew Breitbart is getting huge traffic and raking in lotsa ad $ because former partner Drudge links to his copies of AP and Reuters news stories. Don't generate any click-thru cash for him. Avoid Brietbart.com links.
The Impolitic: White House announces its new al Qaeda chief in Iraq
IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE: by Sinclair Lewis, published in 1935--"Remember our war hysteria, when we called sauerkraut 'Liberty cabbage' and somebody actually proposed calling German measles 'Liberty measles'? And wartime censorship of honest papers? Bad as Russia! Remember our kissing the--well, the feet of Billy Sunday, the million-dollar evangelist...Remember when the hick legislators in certain states, in obedience to William Jennings Bryan, who learned his biology from his pious old grandma, set up shop as scientific experts and made the whole world laugh itself sick by forbidding the teaching of evolution?" (thnx to reader Cynthia)