On NPR's Morning Edition today, Chana Joffe-Walt and David Kestenbaum introduced us to Richard Koenig who is 81-years-old and, like many, has had to default on his mortgage. I enjoyed the report and thought it was probably the best financial story they've done so far this year. ("They" is NPR period, not just the two reporters.)
The ones defaulting are like you and me but there's this strain in a lot of the reporting that reminds me of the way Ronald Reagan demonized those on public assistance by sneering "welfare queens."
So I enjoyed the report and strongly recommend it to you in either audio or text form.
Let me recommend one other thing, "The Barack Obama Campaign Started "Call Them Racist" - JournoList Followed - And A Shocking 'Hooray For Tucker Carlson'!" from Hillary Is 44.
And of course I recommend the snapshot. C.I.'s reporting on another Congressional hearing in today's. I want to repeat again that C.I. does not get the credit for what she does. She follows tons of news outlets for Iraq, which isn't easy. In addition, she goes to Congressional hearings and reports on them. This is the third snapshot this week where she's reported on a Congressional hearing. This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: