We’ve got a hell of an issue this week, looking at the global economy and American sanity at the brink. 

While you’re looking at all this, you might want to read an essay written back in November about the Tea Party’s Secessionist turn of mind. The core of the argument is below:

“As Douglas R. Egerton points out in his fascinating new history, Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought on the Civil War, the radical secessionists were willing to do just about anything, including destroy their own national party, in order to get their way. “They planned to ruin so they could rule,” writes Egerton.”