Russell E. Saltzman on banking on the fringe :

The Liberty Dollar has turned out to be a precursor to the contemporary “community currency movement.” Liberty Dollars inspired a lot of wannabes who have produced an array of alternative if not exotic currencies: Lakotas, Texas Republics, Cabools, Dixie Dollars, Boulder Gaians, and—this will warm Randian hearts—Galts. (The Lakota coinage, if you were wondering, has no connection with the Republic of Lakotah, but that’s a whole different story.)

Also today, Richard Sherlock on a Mormon scholar’s journey to Catholic faith :
Early in the evening of May 28, 2010, I am attending Mass in the majestic Basilica di Sant’Apollinare next to the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome. From Utah I have come as a scholar to deliver a paper at an international conference on the work of the great Catholic philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand, and I have come as a tourist to see the Eternal City for the first time. Mass is being celebrated in the basilica for those attending the conference.