* "My life on the Republican right — and how I saw it all go wrong." By Bruce Bartlett
* Robert Reich on what's wrong with employment in America.
* The urban/rural divide that is splitting our country.
* Surprise! How much Americans actually pay in taxes.
* Ezra Klein on calling the Republican bluff on Medicare.
* "Is every living thing on Earth related?"
* In defense of remaking Star Wars.
* City of Heroes, a game on which I spent many hours of my life, finally closes up shop.