The magazine that America basically needs right now is not only back, it’s kicking off with a Matt Taibbi essay on Rod Blagojevich:

Fans of the HBO series The Wire who read this book will undoubtedly recognize in Blago’s public appeals for sympathy on the corruption charges—whatever he did, he did because he just loves the people of Illinois so goddamn much— an almost flawless impersonation of Isiah Whitlock, Jr.s’ immortal character Clay Davis, a corrupt-as-fuck Maryland state senator.

For comparision, here’s Mick Dumke’s excellent essay on our indicted former governor and his youa culpa.

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