<html> <head><style type ="text/css">body { font-family: "Bloomberg Prop Unicode I", Verdana, sans-serif; font-size:125%; letter-spacing: -0.3pt; color: #FF9F0F; background-color: #000000; text-align: left; } p {line-height: 1.25em; max-width:900px; width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" );} h1, h2, h3 { text-align: left; font-weight: normal; color: #FFFFFF; } h1 { font-size: 130%; } h2 { font-size: 115%; } h3 { font-size: 100%; } #bb-style { font-size: 90%; max-width:900px; width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" ); } b, strong { font-weight: bold; } i, em { color: #FEC54A; } pre { font-family: "Andale Mono", "Monaco", "Lucida Console"; letter-spacing: -0.3pt; line-height: 1.25em; } table { border: 0; font-size: 90%; width: 100%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } td, tr { text-align: left; } td.numeric { text-align: right; } a:link { color:#53B2F5; text-decoration: none; } a:visited {color:#53B2F5} a:active {color:#53B2F5} a:hover {color:#53B2F5} </style> </head> <body> <p>By Kirsten Salyer</p> <p>Kevin Drum on <a href="http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/03/unintended-consequences-oprahs-book-clubs">the unintended consequences of Oprah’s book club</a><br> History News Network on <a href="http://hnn.us/articles/washington-weathered-terrible-economy-and-great-power-rivalry-1842">the last time Washington weathered a terrible economy and power rivalry</a><br> Paul Krugman on <a href="http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/29/looking-back-with-shrillness/">a decade of no change in the Republican Party</a><br> NPR’s Planet Money on <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/02/27/147499539/why-middle-class-jobs-are-disappearing-and-what-workers-can-do-about-it?ft=1&amp;f=93559255">why the middle class is disappearing</a></p> </body> </html>