We may dislike the tax bite, but we loathe the destruction of civic pillars and the deliberate unraveling of safety nets. Citizens long for leaders who will remind us that what we do this week has nobility in it.The Republicans are like frat boys in Animal House.
The Guardian is following the Caitlin Arctic Survey, which is investigating the extent of ice loss.
Crooked Timber has several posts up on the internal contradictions of libertarianism. Good comments, too.