What I’m reading (and you should too!)

Here are a few very thought-provoking articles from the past week or so. All are well worth reading:

1. “Did the Founding Fathers Screw Up?” by Harold Meyerson. He talks about the way gridlock is built into our political system and about how that is now turning into a major problem for America.

2. “Obama’s Katrina was also Boehner’s Katrina”  by Jonathan Chait. This is a short, concise and incisive article on problems in America’s government. You’ll spend 2 minutes reading it and 15 minutes contemplating the conclusion.

3. “Hunting the Rich,” an editorial by The Economist. This is a right-leaning take on reducing deficits from one of the most respected publications in the world. Its stance is not my favorite, but there is common ground to be found with a sensible proposal like this.

4. “Praying for Rick Perry” by Robert Shrum. He writes about how both Democrats and conservative Republicans want Rick Perry to be the party’s nominee.

5. “Unappealing” by Dahlia Lithwick. Lithwick gives you all the possibilities  now that health reform is moving to the Supreme Court, with her surprising conclusion that the high court might not even want to take this appeal at all.

As another reminder, my “blogroll” on the lower right part of the page has all the blogs I frequent  for my news and analysis. Visit those sites to find some diverse commentary on politics and policy.

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