â€¢ J.G. Ballard, RIP.
â€¢ The U.S. threatens war with Eritrea.
â€¢ A record fine for the Rev. Al Sharpton.
â€¢ Two more banks close down.
â€¢ Three visits from George Orwell.
â€¢ A history of abuses at the Florida School for Boys.
â€¢ Modern trends in the therapeutic state.
â€¢ A farewell to dying newspapersâ€"in 1918.
â€¢ And from Face the Nation, here's senior presidential advisor David Axelrod on the tea party movement: "I think any time that you have severe economic conditions, there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that's unhealthy." A roundup of reactions to Axelrod here. A leftist offers a semi-endorsement of the tea parties here.