From Obit Magazine, an article on death and the Presidency. Are John McCain and Sarah Palin heirs to George Wallace's legacy? As the country scrutinizes Governor Palin's moose credentials, one wilderness-loving huntsman makes a case for the sport. An article on Sarah Palin Erotica: The ex-beauty queen takes down her hair and goes wild — in your dreams. Just how stupid are we: Puzzled by Palin's popularity with millions? The Next Right and Culture11 debate the best case scenario and the worst case scenario for the right. An interview with Jim Downey, Saturday Night Live’s chief political satirist. From NYRB, contributors on a fateful election; and an article on Hugo Chavez versus human rights. From Boston Review, the call of the tribe: Glenn Loury on the role of identity in our politics and our lives; and Amitava Kuma on authenticity and the South Asian political novel. What's the difference between a commissar's propaganda and a Constructivist's poetics of production? A review of Gerald Raunig's Art and Revolution. An excerpt from The B List: The National Society of Film Critics on the Low-Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love by David Sterritt and John Anderson. An excerpt from Rose George's The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters (and more and more and an interview and a review).