538Refugees has been on hiatus (We still have regular lives that occasionally need tending to that dictate we set aside our political obsession). Most of the news revolves around politics since we are less than three weeks out from the Iowa caucuses. With Herman Cain out of the picture it begs the question, who is next and who will their supporters get behind?
One notable event: noted writer and contrarian Christopher Hitchens finally succumbed to esophageal cancer yesterday at age 62. Born in Britain, Hitchens died as an American citizen. He was an often controversial writer taking unusual positions such as supporting the Iraq war and an outspoken critic of Mother Teresa.
Occupy Wall Street appears to be winding down for the winter as several cities break the demonstrations up. Will they return in the spring? A new variation is taking place as people whose homes have been foreclosed are retaking their empty homes. How much longer before the 1% own everything and Democracy is officially dead?
Agree? Disagree? What’s on your mind?
- Christopher Hitchens: 1949-2011 (cbsnews.com)
- Christopher Hitchens: Remembering The Legendary Writer And Orator (huffingtonpost.com)
- Hitchens tributes pour in on Twitter (cnn.com)