These articles are definitely worth reading:
by Victor Davis Hanson @ NRO
Abandoned farms, Third World living conditions, pervasive public assistance — welcome to the once-thriving Central Valley.
Atlanta’s Public Housing Revolution
by Howard Husock @ City Journal
Renee Glover has torn down blighted projects, required tenants to work, and transformed lives.
In other news, this has been a pretty great week for the Congress. The cloture vote for the DREAM Act has failed, the cloture vote for the repeal of DADT (which we support) has passed, the tax cuts have been extended, and one of those outrageous omnibus spending bills has been pulled from the floor entirely. Bwahaha! Awesome.