Celebrate the President’s (alleged) birthday with these awesome reads!
(As always, send events, gossip, or articles to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Radley Balko on the attempt to defy the ban on Steven Hayne.
Even though I like putting “alleged” in parenthesis between Happy and Birthday, it’s still nonsense. Joe Gandelman at The Moderate Voice, rounds up the proof against the birther nonsense, twice, and Dave Weigel provides the scoop on the forged Kenyan document.
10 reasons American health care is better than you’ve been told.
The federal government is on its way to subsidizing bread and circuses (really!).
In case you missed it, Fishbowl DC has a roundup of the fair-use spat between the WaPo’s Ian Shapira and Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan.
Joe Gandelman, again, provides a primer on how Iran is turning into a truly scary totalitarian state before our eyes.
Arlen Specter gets booed at a town hall meeting. Rather hilarious, really.
Conor Friedersdorf postulates that newspapers might be failing because they suck.
How to kill a city like Detroit, by David Frum.
Tonight at 5 p.m. at the American Enterprise Institute, catch dinner with Michael Novak, who is discussing free enterprise. Details here.
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