You're Awesome, America!. The subhead is: "Why the U.S. recovery will be bigger, faster, and stronger than economists and politicians expect." So How's the Economy Doing, Anyway? Guarded pessimism from Kevin Drum. I do wonder about the fuel constraint as well. Synesthesia: crossed wires or free association?Wiring the Brain is an RSS worthy blog. Literary critics scan the brain to find out why we love to read. It seems that literary types are getting on the neuroimaging bandwagon, but am I wrong to believe that the high water mark of the early neuroimaging hype is now a thing of the past? This is not to say that neuroimaging is not important, just that it didn't change everything, and a lot of bad science slipped in under its sexy cloak. Testing Influence of Tea Party in Kentucky. Rand Paul vs. the Machine.