In case you were wondering, we're going to announce the winners of our Duke Cunningham Shenanigan Worksheet contest later this week.
(Of course, the entries are slightly out of date, given this morning's revelations about Duke's attempt to lean on the Queens DA, then fixing to indict Thomas Kontogiannis on multiple felonies, in exchange for various boat and house emoluments.)
And we've just started our roundtable exchange about Tom Frank's What's the Matter with Kansas over at the TPMCafe Book Club. Greg Anrig, Todd Gitlin and Ed Kilgore have just posted their thoughts on the book and Tom will be responding later.
Also later today, help TPM with a pressing diction problem! 'Toady' and 'lickspittle' aren't doing the job for Sen. Pat Roberts, seeing as they convey shameless sycophancy, rather than a degraded willingness to do any and all of Karl Rove's dirty work. And 'hack', while appropriate in meaning, is simply too shopworn and colloquialized to serve the purpose.
Late Update: By popular demand, we've just opened a Sen. Roberts new epithet thread at TPM Cafe.