Monday Hot Links: The jerk you married!

Does Sarah Palin’s husband give dads a new voice? “Overnight, social conservatives more accustomed to railing against attacks on the ‘Ozzie and Harriet’ family model found themselves trumpeting the virtues of stay-at-home-dads, or as they’re more colloquially known SAHDs.”

Sacrifice and the Black Family. “When black families do what white families do instinctively and routinely—somehow, it pisses people right off.”

Another fine selection from our collection of Nixon-era children’s books. “Congratulations, Mom, you’ve now got a pint-sized Doppelgänger of the jerk you married!”

Stark differences on fixes for economy. “The Tax Policy Center, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, calculates that Obama’s tax cuts would reduce revenues by a total of $5.4 trillion from 2009 to 2018. McCain tax plans would dig a deeper $7.4 trillion hole based on policy documents provided by his campaign and reach a staggering $11 trillion if the candidate’s promises made in stump speeches are taken at face value.”