As Iowa Indy reports that Terry Branstad and Bob Vander Plaats are close to a deal (in that unique dynamic of losers making demands), Todd Dorman looks at the cost and dubs Terry "Vander Branstad." Thanks, Todd; mind if we borrow that?
The Reg has focused in at least two parts, on the low-info judicial retention elections.
And at Kos, this gem:
The most unfortunate consequence of the sinking of John Edwards's political career is that his powerful narrative about "Two Americas" got submerged along with it. In fact, just as the now nearly abandoned phrase "third world" didn't account for grimmer conditions in a fourth and even fifth world of impoverished nations, "Two Americas" also doesn't quite cover the reality of the economic inequality that has been worsening in the United States. The terminology nonetheless resonated. If only it could be revived without the taint of being connected to you-know-who.