Hullabaloo: The federal agency that insures bank deposits, which is asking for emergency powers to borrow up to $500 billion to take over failed banks, is facing a potential major shortfall in part because it collected no insurance premiums from most banks from 1996 to 2006.
Crooked Timber: Let us rally to protect the delicate flower of rugged individualism
Senate Guru: If you do something stupid, malicious, duplicitous or self-concerned that happens to also break a law, there will be repercussions, as Hookerlover David Vitter and his Republican former colleague Norm Coleman are finding out.
Mad Kane’s Political Madness: Can't win an argument on the merits? Just use the "distraction" gambit
Progressive Blog Digest: All round up, all the time