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Each day Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• The Washington Post‘s take on how the Obama campaign tried to cast Mitt Romney as “a protector of the privileged”? Mick Dumke

• Jonathan Chait in New York magazine dropping the mic after backslapping the Republican party? (The diss: old Republicans are dying, and each subsequent generation that’s allowed to vote leans increasingly liberal.) Tal Rosenberg

• The Stranger‘s homepage right now? (Via @TheSSKate) Asher Klein

• The bad news from the north? Kate Schmidt

• About keeping stats for pundits? Tony Adler

Time‘s look at a quarter-century of Public Enemy? Mick Dumke

• As go the hallucinating Peruvian shamans, so goes America? Tony Adler

• That Cattle Decapitation just dropped off their tour with Six Feet Under because, as Travis Ryan puts it, Chris Barnes “pulls so much nonsense on the support bands because his ego is astronomical”? (Also, Ryan claims Barnes “sucker punched” him after a show.) Kevin Warwick