* Good read. "We've lost 8 million jobs. Here's a closer look."
* Republicans spend big on a wide range of midterm races. (Bonus: graphic.)
* Eugene Robinson on competing for black votes.
* On politicians and anti-science.
* "Conspiracy theorists find validation from Glenn Beck."
* Great read: how fake money saved Brazil's economy.
* Uh, yeah. Stan Lee takes on... Shakespeare.
* Why the next Harry Potter movie won't be in 3D.