“If we want things to remain as they are, things have to change”. -Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s great novel Il Gattopardo

This article, AIG: Before CDS, There Was Reinsurance, by Institutional Risk Analytics, suggests that there are very, very, very serious problems with AIG and that AIG is merely the tip of the iceberg according to Barry Ritholtz.

All lies all the time, that’s the GOPher strategy, says Steve Benen.

A great put down of Glenn Beck by Stephen Colbert.

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How Colbert and Stewart are doing the job the MSM is not doing according to Mark Nickolas.

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Colbert went where the NYT feared to tread, says Greg Mitchell.

Why Adam Smith still matters, according to Karen Horn.

The war against Obama’s legal nominees from Tapped.

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see this article by Dahlia Lithwick.

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The GOPhers, always looking for people to smear, says Steve Benen.

When will the GOPhers realize that cutting taxes leads to a cut in revenue, asks Steve Benen.

I know, let’s privatize Medicare, say the GOPhers.

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