* "Basically, in this analysis there are four especially powerful and pernicious overarching economic and political mechanisms operating. These are privatization, financialization, militarization, and criminalization, which together are producing a steadily creeping authoritarianism—a new authoritarianism—to fit our times."
* Solid read: Kevin Drum on the latest attempt to cut food benefits for the poor.
* The 'school reform' types are wrong. It all comes down to economics.
* Japanese Twin Peaks coffee commercials.