First, if you know anything about Chicago, you'll understand why I nearly passed out to see this week's Economist in my mailbox this week. Since I moved into this neighborhood I think I've gotten it once on Saturday, and the rest of the time on Monday or Tuesday. So, wow.
Second, even more stunning if you know anything about the the Economist: they've endorsed Obama for President:
The Economist does not have a vote, but if it did, it would cast it for Mr Obama. We do so wholeheartedly: the Democratic candidate has clearly shown that he offers the better chance of restoring America’s self-confidence. But we acknowledge it is a gamble. Given Mr Obama’s inexperience, the lack of clarity about some of his beliefs and the prospect of a stridently Democratic Congress, voting for him is a risk. Yet it is one America should take, given the steep road ahead.
Third, not a stunner at all, I had a good flight this morning, from which I'll post a Google Earth track tomorrow morning.
Finally, friend-of-a-friend Jerry Fields has a new website as "a truth oasis in these truth-thirsty political times."
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