The problem with weekends is that everyone is out playing when some of the best writing is published. I've read several must-read posts today, so here they are...get something cool to drink and read these. You won't be sorry. Digby and Howie
September 5, 2010

The problem with weekends is that everyone is out playing when some of the best writing is published. I've read several must-read posts today, so here they are...get something cool to drink and read these. You won't be sorry.

Digby and Howie tackle the Social Security myths flying around, thanks to Alan Simpson and the BlueDogs.

digby:

...it's insane that we are talking about economic problem 30 years out when right now we have 10% unemployment and an economy that slipping back in to recession.

howie:

At least Republicans are consistent; they're against anything and everything that could possibly lighten the burden on ordinary working families.

Ezra Klein tells us how to fix Social Security in one graph, Paul Krugman is depressed, ED Kain at Balloon Juice looks at the next Republican Recession, and Jan Brewer admits she was wrong about beheadings.

Robert Reich's longish but absolutely required reading piece at Salon delivers the real lesson of this Labor Day, and Bill Clinton steps up to defend Democrats' actions on the economy.

In the "race is not an issue, no really" department, Sam Seder searches for black folks at the Beck rally.

On the tech side, this Virgin Mobile MiFi on demand device (no contract, no monthly commitment) is perfect for geeks like me who want to be connected wherever, whenever with unlimited Internet access.

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