Back again (whew, I was really underwater there for a bit...and it looks like the water is coming back).
First, due to the readership here, I thought you all may be interested in this article, not so much for what it reports, but the comment section. Very heated stuff with some very good points.
Second, congrats to Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Anyone who wants to paint this as a purely GOP victory isn't paying attention. He ran on socially liberal, fiscally conservative planks, and did it mostly on his own. I saw his "acceptance" (?) speech last night and was intrigued. Karl Rove wants to paint him as this political superstar, but I don't see it. He almost seemed to be riding a wave of sorts and waving down to all of us like "Whoa, can't you believe this?" I mean, the man was making jokes that didn't make sense about how his daughters were single and Obama was making fun of his truck. Don't get me wrong, I am excited for this brand of politics and the effect he can have on a party that has lost its way, but he's no Elvis.
Third, speaking of rising stars, make sure Investigative Voice is in your bookmarks. While the Baltimore Sun covers its own demise as a newspaper, the IV is actually getting the scoops and downing the powerful. Check out this article about how a sex offender was on the Baltimore city payroll and going into SCHOOLS in the performance of his job tasks.
That's all I have for now. Please keep up with the great posts and make sure that you read the posts of others. Somehow I have been fortunate enough to have some very informed readers that post much better things than I write here.