Here are a few things that are interesting but don't merit their own posts:
(1) Jack Shafer goes totally nuts about one New York Times article, devoting two different columns in Slate to attacking it. It's like he's stealing my job--I'm the one who flips out about random articles and blogs about them; he's supposed to be completely original and write the stuff that I then blog about. Someone tell him, or this could be trouble.
(2) Big anti-war protest in DC this weekend. I thought about going to the rally on Saturday, but had doubts about it accomplishing anything (see post below) and thought my time would be better spent elsewhere. Here's the Washington Post's coverage of it--sign in to see the video. In related news, everyone's favorite lightning rod Cindy Sheehan happily managed to get herself arrested today. Here's Sunday's smaller rally at CNN.
(3) On a non-partisan topic, I'd be interested to hear what everyone has to say about this article, whether it's better to buy or rent in different circumstances. The last few sentences--about home ownership making people feel successful--was the most salient point in the whole article. Does anyone think housing prices in overheated markets are going to start going down soon? In Northern Virginia isolated houses and townhouses are starting to become reasonable again, but it still costs $600,000 to buy a nice house with a yard within 25 miles of DC.