- Follow Mitt Romney’s storm tips on twitter.
- Remember that Sandy has already killed over 60 people in the Caribbean, and that many of those deaths are tied (in one way or another) to the unequal distribution of global wealth.
- Star Wars pork, or how to alienate the Jedi voting bloc?
- Over at The Disorder of Things, Pablo K. weighs in on the Human Security Report and engages with Megan’s critique here at the Duck.
- Natural-resource policy for Burma.
- Daniel Little discusses “character” as an analytic category.
- I am amazed by the number of newspaper endorsements of Romney that (1) blame Obama for Republican intransigence, (2) argue that the deficit is the most pressing immediate problem facing the country, and (3) somehow think that the party most responsible for the current deficit will fix it. Dave Schuler collects and notes: “The reasons for the dissatisfaction most frequently mentioned are the state of the economy and the president’s apparent lack of ability to reach across the aisle to get Republicans to support his proposals. Assign the blame where you will but the buck stops with the president.” This sentiment, echoed in the Romney endorsements, is simply bizarre. It conjoins a monarchical theory of the Presidency with a stunning lack of interest in empirical analysis.