A few quick pointers (and, save for Billmon's piece, quick reads):
- The Daily Kos has just the facts about our spiraling national debt. Billmon, the blogger so good you wonder if it isn't his day job, has the implications.
- Nathan Newman on how zealous enforcement of copyright law is literally rotting away our cultural heritage
- The scene: Shreveport, Louisiana. The crime: driving while black. The aggravating circumstance: carrying a cell phone. The penalty is death.