You can say what you like:

— Health insurance saves lives.

— Time for the Palin apologists to let go.

— Michael Lind hates Star Wars, is history’s greatest monster.

— Ross Douthat stands up for Barack Obama’s trite platitudes and I agree.

— Presidential speeches matter less than they used to thanks to cable.

I’m feeling fake patriotic thanks to the State of the Union, so here’s New Model Army’s “51st State”.