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.