•As Jacob Levy pointed out to me, the remake of the anti-authoritarian TV series The Prisoner is described in an article as having a sympathetic instead of purely-sinister No. 2 (played by Ian McKellen, who apparently found no point or meaning in the original series, he says) with a troubled teen son — and will end with the message that community is valuable.
•A front-page article suggested Ron Paul may actually be winning his decades-long war against the Fed — but will the result just be a more politicized Fed? (Insiders already say that the poll-numbers-driven fight to keep unemployment low trumps all economic rationality at the Fed. Is Congress likely to improve that by meddling even more?)
•And some idiot letter-writer, in the perfect summary of pro-gun control illogic, said the Ft. Hood massacre is a reminder that America needs to limit handguns. That’s right — we need to do something about all those guns on military bases. That sounds like a fixable problem.
P.S. Elsewhere: for a statist, TNR’s John Judis wrote a fairly decent summary of America’s history of anti-statism (note the near-synonymity of anti-statism and conservatism in this tale, something I hope will hold true going forward and am much more optimistic about right now than I was during the Bush years).