Michael Dirda reviews John Carey's What Good are the Arts? ("Art should be 'something done, not consumed, and done by ordinary
people, not master spirits.' It should result in community, not a
fatuous sense of superiority.")
Media Matters lodges a pair of posts contrasting the attention paid by the "liberal" media (the WaPo and NYT being proxies) to the NSA wiretapping story, on the one hand, with that paid to Whitewater and Monicagate, on the other. (Via Leiter Reports.)
The Raving Atheist notices an accent on the wrong sylLABle in the American Atheists' position paper regarding the Alito nomination.
Michael Kinsley wonders why kicking the Democrats when they're down is such a popular game--even for Democrats.