Political Links

What a great idea (via David Weinberger): US government agencies are required to use RSS to report on the stimulus money they give out. So everybody can easily stay informed!

I finally finished reading what must me the longest and worst formatted piece I ever read online, the Oral History of the Bush White House (Vanity Fair). Here is my favorite quote:

The contrast with having briefed his father and Clinton and Gore was so marked. And to be told, frankly, early in the administration, by Condi Rice and [her deputy] Steve Hadley, you know, Don’t give the president a lot of long memos, he’s not a big reader—well, shit. I mean, the president of the United States is not a big reader?

The Financial Crisis in Plain English (via Bjoern Ognibeni). Great video on how it all fell apart.