The New Yorker’s Steve Coll is doing for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 what Slate’s David Plotz did for the bible, reading the whole thing and annotating it. A fine public service, though I am not sure it will make for a good book though. Coll begins:
I will limit this first entry to the law’s title, the table of contents, and the three sections of preamble. And already there is so much of interest!