How about those 60-degree temps? Great morning for a walk. Some odds and ends:

* Wonderful feature in NY Times on Little Rock photographer Dave Anderson‘s book on the rebuilding of a block in New Orleans’ hurricane-stricken Ninth Ward.

* More disdain in NY Times editorial for Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s farm disaster relief bill, a windfall for rice farmers.

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