I got the New Yorker with Jane Mayer on the Koch brothers
and I thought to myself, "Yawn. Libertarian bazillionaires convincing the public to vote against their own interests? What else is new?? I'm so not reading that." Well, I guess didn't have to. Cuz it got plenty of coverage from Maddow and Goodman and the NYT in the ensuing weeks. Sometimes I am just so clueless about what is important news.
Speaking of Maddow and Goodman, I was feeling overwhelmed by their hysterical economics coverage when suddenly, via the New Yorker's Political Scene podcast
, I heard a nice, level-headed conversation taking place in (mostly) dulcet tones, between Dorothy Wickenden and John Cassidy. Deep breath of fresh air.