Yesterday, I suggested that our political system here in the US was broken. Until we fix it, we will not be able to do much for sustainability. Pretty serious stuff. It’s hard to find any humor in all this, but the NYTimes columnist, Gail Collins, managed to do it. Here’s a recent [column](http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/02/opinion/02collins.html?ref=gailcollins). Not much to do with sustainability, but if you are close to the same frame of mind I am in, it helps to see some lightness in the news.