Thank you all for your comments and email in answer to my question last Sunday about whether to continue this weekly feature now that the election is over. I read them all carefully and here’s what I’ve decided:
It will continue with a new title: Sunday Issues Links to be clear that it is different from the essays I publish Monday through Friday. This feature will be a list linking to useful, worthwhile, compelling and/or provocative posts mostly from elderbloggers, but from other sources too when I feel like it.
The “issues” will be the big ones and there are plenty that are of concern: the economy, war(s), the Obama administration, Congress, the judiciary, legislation, education, health care and politics in general. A little humor in regard to our collective problems is good too. And perhaps, when there is one issue of overwhelming interest, as the election campaign was, we’ll concentrate on that for awhile.
Please keep in mind that issues related primarily to elders are reserved for the Saturday Elder News post.
As during the Sunday Election Issues series, I rely on you to send me links to your posts and other suggestions by end of day on Friday. To do that, there is an email link in the upper left corner of every TGB page labeled “Contact”.
I’m so pleased we’ve decided to continue. I would have missed this feature. Now, here a few for this week.
From Elaine Frankonis of Kalilily Time:
Paglia For Palin and Phony Baloney
From Cynthia Samuels at Don’t Gel Too Soon:
Barack Obama, Judith Warner, Explaining History to Kids
From the Washington Post:
A Quiet Windfall for U.S. Banks
More from the Washington Post:
Under Obama, The Web Would Be the Way (The new wired presidency)
From the future
A brilliant spoof of The New York Times. (Don’t miss this, in general and especially the Op-Ed from “Thomas Friedman”)