I'm leaving Carleton this evening to return home to Maryland, but essentially turning back around immediately to go to Chicago.
So, to tide you over, here are a few links:
Italian prosecutors are trying to send a comedian to prison for insulting the Pope. State-sponsored censorship of religious parodies is so much better than the spontaneous, riot-inducing variety.
Tim Wise on what this election (and particularly Sarah Palin) is telling us about White privilege.
Sarah Palin had no Blacks on her staff in Alaska and said she had no obligation to hire any. In her defense, I'm she'd say she would hire a qualified Black staffer. Unfortunately, none possessed the relevant qualification of being her childhood pal.
Also, Governor Palin's approvals are starting to falter.