Busy busy busy lately, kids (and by ‘busy busy busy’ I mean ‘lazy lazy lazy’, as my always-obsessive Twitter output will attest — 140 characters is a lot less daunting than 140 words, sadly). But we can’t enter into the last year of the first decade of the new millennium without a new post up on the main page. That would be blasphemy, or bad luck, or…well, ok, I don’t believe in fortune or have any faith, so it’s more an aesthetic quirk on my part.
But if I was actually religious or at all superstitious I’d so be praying for salvation and walking around ladders while simultaneously avoiding black cats. Or something.
Anyway, have some choice links to keep you satiated and, most importantly, forestall my inexplicable squick over the lack of any new content since, um, before New Years. Hopefully I’ll settle into a more regular pattern soon. Feel free to give me shit in comments if this post remains at the top of the page for more than a week:
- Over at GlobalComment, Sarah looks at how the ubiquity of “the personal is the political” may in fact impede collective mobilization
- David Runciman’s LRB review of Taylor Branch’s big new(ish) Clinton bio is likely more entertaining than the weighty, indulgent tome itself
- Speaking of entertainment, it don’t get more surreal than embattled former IL governnor Rod Blagojevich. Seriously. Just check out this typically over the top interview from the latest Esquire . It’s…um, yeah
- Accountablility? Puh-lease — the (once again on extended vacation) PMO doesn’t DO accountability, as this very timely Walrus cover story illustrates (h/t Frank Frink via Facebook)
- Finally, Auntie Beeb gives us the best damn ‘best of ’09’ list of ’09 (h/t kottke)