U.S. JOB SEEKERS EXCEED OPENINGS BY RECORD RATIO
...the worst ratio since the government began tracking open positions in 2000.
In other news, I hear that the current economy has caused far more activity on Twitter than any previous recession.
Elsewhere, I think Rich actually has a reasonable column about Afghanistan, but the opening conceit is silly:
The most intriguing, and possibly most fateful, news of last week could not be found in the health care horse-trading in Congress, or in the international zoo at the United Nations, or in the Iran slapdown in Pittsburgh. It was an item tucked into a blog at ABCNews.com. George Stephanopoulos reported that the new “must-read book” for President Obama’s war team is “Lessons in Disaster” by Gordon M. Goldstein.I'm willing to bet heavily that this is not the most fateful news of the last week; I suppose there's no accounting for tastes, but I found many of the more, well, event-oriented events more intriguing.