James Morone on Presidents and Health Care – Chair of Political Science at Brown University, talks with a local KC radio host about National health care and the Presidents who have tried (or succeeded, in the case of LBJ) to pass it. It is in the second half of the show, so you might just skip to it, but totally fascinating. He was so interesting they ended up taking just one call.
John Moe: I Did Not Read Infinite Jest This Summer – John Moe writing on his brother's suicide… Though I do not have a brother, my boys are brothers, and this made me feel… Also, awed, inspired, and sad. A damn fine example of putting words together.