The New Republic's list of "DC's Most Overrated Thinkers" set off a lot of people for including Rachel Maddow and asserting that her show "is a great tribute to Fox, because it copies the Fox style exactly." This is the sort of thing you say when you want to sound sensible and sober, but don't feel like doing the actual work. Pema Levy, Jonathan Cohn and Matt Yglesias have more on the particulars of Maddow.
The US is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?