Also: KENTUCKY AT WAR: BOB MOSER of The Nation reports on the 50-State Strategy: Can Democrats win in places they abandoned years ago to the Republicans? Today he reports on the anti-war movement in Louisville and how the effort to unseat pro-war Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in 2008 is looking good. Bobs reports on politics in the red states will be running in the magazine through the campaign year. Check out the Hillbilly Report and the DitchMitch websites.
Plus: CLASS WAR IN THE AMERICAN WEST: Scott Martelle of the LA Times has a new book about the Ludlow Massacre the seven-month-long battle in 1914 by striking immigrant coal miners which was ended only by the US army after 75 people on both sides had been killed. The book is BLOOD PASSION. Scott is appearing Sun Oct.7 at 5pm at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., W. Hwyd.
More stuff to read: my Chemerinsky and Irvine: What Happened? at Inside Higher Ed.
and my Chemerinsky and the Chief Justice: Something is Wrong at the Huffington Post