A fun blast from the distance past, when Dick Lugar was okay with Barack Obama.
At a news conference in July, Lugar was asked about being featured in a Democratic campaign commercial. The Republican senator said the ad was "accurate" and added, "I'm pleased we had the association Sen. Obama describes."
Matt Yglesias writes about the copyright raj in the wake of Adam Yauch's death.
Kevin Drum sees a darkness.
Henry Decker wants you to chill it already with the Portmanmania.
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