Want to talk about something -- or possibly anything -- besides Obamacare? I've got just the thing. We're doing a read-through of Deathly Hallows over at The Hog's Head, and I just posted commentary on Chapter 21: The Tale of the Three Brothers. There's not a word about Extreme Takeover: Government Edition in the entire piece.
There are, however, many fascinating possibilities for discussion in that chapter: things like the fable of a meeting with Death and the fable's strange parallels with Harry's story, the battle between wildly opposite minds (Hermione Granger and Xenophilius Lovegood), and the three Hallows. Do come check it out. This is one of my favorite chapters in the book, so I had a lot of fun writing about it.
But if you just can't get big news off your mind, I think I'm with Zinger Sandwich on the way the past decade will be remembered in history.