I am knee deep in a book review and some research, so allow me to lazily link you to some worthy reads.
***TAP: More Than a Prayer for Single Payer - Interview with Steffie Woolhandler.
***The Independent: Robert Fisk on the Lebanese elections.
***I have decided that Max Blumenthal has the coolest beat in the left/liberal media: whack-job right-wing movements. Check out his latest on the Pentagon's cozy relationship with some "Kill or Convert Christians."
*** Could the Murdoch/Dow Jones sale turn media reform into a presidential campaign issue? Now that would be a silver lining.