- Talk show host's book argues that society's misguided devotion to meritocracy has caused the failure of our flagship institutions, from banks to baseball.
- Paul Ryan being selected as Mitt Romney's GOP running mate was big news late Friday night, and no one on television did a better job of covering it on the fly than MSNBC. I can't believe I typed those words either.
- There are some things people who haven't served this country in the military should be real careful about. And one of them is opening their mouths on a national holiday dedicated to those who died serving this country to offer a freshman-level, introduction-to-cultural-studies deconstruction of what they see as a link between the word "hero" and "justifications for more war."