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  1. In Defense of American Optimism It remains the most fundamental truth of United States history.
  2. optimism
    Will Tourists Stay Overnight in Staten Island?They’re putting a lot of hope in this Ferris wheel.
  3. bons mots
    Barney Frank to Playboy: ‘Antigay Prejudice Is Diminishing’“Places that have gay marriage have had none of the negative consequences that people warned us about.”
  4. america!
    Nearly Half of America Feels Pretty Good Right Now!This is the best America has felt since April 2007.
  5. i owe yous
    The New York Times Plans to Pay Back Carlos Slim Ahead of ScheduleSomehow.
  6. cleaning up
    BP Official: Leak Could Be Stopped by Next WeekFirst the “junk shot,” now the “top kill.”
  7. optimism
    Greenspan Says Economy Has ‘Momentum’On heels of new jobs announcement, he says there is little chance now of double-dip recession.
  8. the downturnaround
    The Downturnaround Is Long NebraskaHugo Lindgren ponders heartland values, in his semi-regular digest of non-depressing economic news.
  9. the greatest depression
    America Surprisingly Optimistic About ThingsOr delusional, but who cares? Things are looking up!
  10. ink-stained wretches
    ‘Christian Science Monitor’ Ceases Publication, Keeps Pushing Print EditionYou can still get at least 32 issues of the legendary paper, RISK FREE! Just don’t expect many more than that.