December 1st, 2011


the lull

Last week was busy. Next week will be busy. This week? Mostly recovering from the former and preparing for the latter. Gotta find time for drycleaning the suit, get some holiday shopping in, plan commutes for upcoming events, find time to hang out with cool people I want to catch up with before the end of the year, etc.

On the other hand, M. and I are pretty caught up on recent TV, so, there's that.


Rosen, Obamacare, and Neverwhere

* Top read: Jeffrey Rosen discusses interpreting the Constitution in the digital era.
* "The five biggest failures of the 112th Congress."
* Good read: asking the real tough questions on illegal immigration.
* Kevin Drum with some numbers on the support for Obamacare.
* "The surest sign that Republicans killed the supercommittee is their continued insistence that they didn't."
* Ugh. Virginia's attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, long a favorite of the tea party, is angling to run for governor.
* Testing the White House's new rules on keeping politics out of science.
* "...Only 28 percent of the nation's 1.2 million HIV-infected people are getting effective treatment."
* Nice! Neil Gaiman talks about the BBC version of Neverwhere, the possibility of filming The Graveyard Book, and more.