But first, television.
And now, someone I never thought I would praise: Patrick J. Buchanan, who, uncomfortably, appears to have been, well, right the whole time. Maybe not about everything, but certainly about one big thing he predicated his entire presidential run on: the economy.
And strict constitutional constructionist Ron Paul also appears to know what he's talking about, after being mocked by many, many people (including myself), namely the stupid, stupid STUPID bailouts of institutions that broke themselves on greed.
And finally, Jonathan Lethem on politics in the most recent Batman movie, which he only saw for the first time as the market started to slide into oblivion. Please note: NOT BORING.