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Obama’s economic advisors are not a “team of rivals” — they’re a team of Rubins, the same people who brought us the 1999 Clinton deregulation that produced the financial collapse. ROBERT KUTTNER will comment – he’s co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, and author of Obama’s Challenge.
Plus: Your Minnesota Moment: AL FRANKEN will win the recount by 27 votes, according to the celebrated statistician Nate Silver. We’ll listen to more of our 2003 interview with Al Franken, when Fox News sued him for the title of his book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.
Also: “Guyland” is the world of white, middle class males aged 16 to 26 whose passions are limited to sports, video games, and depersonalized sex – a world where the number one task is to demonstrate to the other guys that you’re not gay. Sociologist MICHAEL KIMMEL will talk about this ugly, frightening place. His book is titled (of course) Guyland The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men.
More stuff to read: my new piece on Nate Silver’s prediction that Al Franken will win by 27 votes at TheNation.com.