I'd like to give a shoutout to Ian Haney Lopez's new book, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class. The title gives a pretty good hint of what the book is about. I'm working my way through the book now and I keep thinking about how WV's political climate today is a classic example of dog whistling. Anyhow, you can learn more about the book here.
SPEAKING OF WRECKING THE MIDDLE CLASS, check out this post from Robert Reich.
MIGHT AS WELL check out this one from Krugman while we're at it.