A brief non-political item that may well have more to do with how we're living in 2009 than whether Obama Huckabee is president:
On Jan. 2, the mail-order movie rental company said it struck a deal with consumer-electronics maker LG Electronics to develop and market a set-top box that would let Netflix users stream movies straight to their TVs.
Netflix alreadys allows computer users to stream about 6,000 of its 90,000 titles onscreen--a great service hampered only by its relatively slim pickings and crappy search function (come to think of it, those are two major drawbacks).
We've been discussing this sort of culture-on-demand world for decades at reason and it's always heartwarming to see it inching closer. Especially as the grim political season gets into full swing.