June 1st, 2010


five great reads

Wall Street's War: "Congress looked serious about finance reform - until America's biggest banks unleashed an army of 2,000 paid lobbyists." By Matt Taibbi.

Kevin Drum on the future of privacy.

Examining the differences between blue state families and red state families.

FiveThirtyEight.com on why it would be a terrible idea to repeal the 17th Amendment.

Michel Martin discusses the recent suicide of her brother. Powerful stuff.