"Can't You Hear Me Knocking" - Rolling Stones
How the hell are you? I forgot about the presidential election for a bit and headed out to see "Argo," Ben Afleck's new film. It's really well done -- and for those of us who lived through the Iranian hostage crisis, really evocative. The film has a great, crappy '70's look.
- I am going to try to lay off the horse race stuff for a few days. I just checked in with Nate and felt my heart sink a bit, but something tells me that this may well be the low moment for the Obama campaign. I guess we will know more after Tuesday's debate -- I have a feeling that the inevitable narrative will be about the President's comeback. Or so I hope.
- This piece -- linked to by Sully -- describing the labor militancy going on in China was a very interesting read. It describes things that were reported to me a few years ago by a friend who was in the AFL-CIO's Asia office. He had indicated that wild cat strikes were rampant, along with occasional acts of violence, including the murder of management officials. This sort of thing is largely under the radar screen of the American media, but may well be the most significant thing happening in China today.
- Check out the vintage campaign cartoon for FDR's 1944 fourth term bid posted by Erik Loomis.
I am going to try to post a few things about books I've been reading lately as a change of pace -- a biography of John Quincy Adams, a biography of David Foster Wallace, and Tony Judt's final book, a dialogue conducted while Judt was suffering from paralysis from his ALS. Hope to at least get the Adams piece up by Sunday.
What's going on with all of you?