Today we look at American politics from the outside, and examine the vice-presidential debates, and conclude with the First and Second Amendments.
The artist James Radcliffe writes a letter to all of us from Scotland.
Occasional Planet notices a classic comedy bit during the VP debate.
Scholars and Rogues looks at a First Amendment case wending its way to the Supreme Court.
Bonus Track: Southern Beale congratulates the 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour!
Round-up by Tengrain who blogs at Mock, Paper, Scissors. You can follow Tengrain on the Twitters, too. Send tips, requests, and suggestions to email@example.com (with For MBRU in the subject line).