Even when he's "Absent on Book Tour" Joe Conason is simply superlative.
Conason's Observer column this week is a must-read for anyone who even thinks they might have an idea about the purpose of government.
For those of you who have never read it, his book, "The Hunting of the President: The 10-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton," with Gene Lyons, is another must read to get an understanding the "leaders" in our government today.
Check out Gene's column in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (via www.nwanews.com if you want to avoid subscribing) each Thursday, if you can. He's one of the best columnists you're probably not reading.