As noted yesterday, this is both Inaugural Day and a federal holiday (when Lite Blogging is normally followered here), so I’ll continue to do posts as developments dictate–particularly a couple more on the text of the president’s relatively combative Inaugural Address. Here are some mid-day news morsels, both about and beyond the Inauguration:
* Another horrific massacre involving military weaponry, as troubled, camo-clad teenager in New Mexico kills five family members, including his father, a minister.
* Paul Krugman assesses Obama’s “Big Deal.”
* At Vanity Fair, Todd Purdum argues American leaders not even beginning to grasp enormity of scientific and technological change.
* At TNR, Ben Birnbaum explores (unlikely) scenario of tomorrow’s Israeli elections forcing Netanyahu to political center.
* At Plum Line, Jamelle Bouie makes case Obama did better in redeeming promises of first Inaugural than he’s given credit for.
And in non-political news:
* Pong! Atari’s US operation files for banktrupcy.
Back with more thoughts on the Inaugural Address shortly.