I've just read a draft of an article submitted to The New Republic on the financial calamity that has gripped the country. It was written by Larry Grafstein and Jim Millstein two of the most astute thinkers on Wall Street. What's more, they write with incandescent clarity.

Do you want to grasp what's going on around us? And what has befuddled almost all of our our politicians and aspirants for higher office? And I don't just mean Sarah Palin.

Watch for this Grafstein/Millstein piece within the next hours. You may not have the grace to thank me or, for that matter, them. But you'll certainly know more when you've finished than when you started.