Elise Foley has the best writeup of the policy behind President Obama's important executive order surrounding the Dream Act.
JW Mason at Slackwire tries to find the method in the ECB's madness. Great stuff.
Monica Potts big American Prospect story on poverty, reported after living in Kentucky for several months.
Fantastic Elizabeth Anderson Bleeding Heart Libertarian post on economic freedom. I should reread her "What is the Point of Equality?"
A Boston Review interview with Michael Lind on his new book.
Dark times, take comfort in the small victories. Here's a victory from Occupy Minnesota on foreclosure activism, keeping the mother of an activist in her home.
Marcy Wheeler gives an overview of David Dayen's foreclosure fraud panel from Netroots Nation. I got a chance to talk with Neil Barofsky the night before; I'm really looking forward to his new book about the bailouts and the Obama administration.
I love when you can see how much the Roots enjoy being in geeky Jimmy Fallon skits, like everyone singing Call Me Maybe with Carly Rae Jepsen while playing elementary school musical instruments. Also Fallon is having the best time too - I need to watch this show more often, great vibe: