Chuck Schumer of New York and Al Franken of Minnesota are especially concerned about "instant personalization," a feature that provides Facebook partners like Yelp and Pandora with instant access to user information.
If the 2010 election doesn't go Sen. Reid's way, and he loses his reelection race to ol' what's her name -- that Chicken Lady -- the Democrats will have to find themselves a new leader in the Senate. And that's where things get interesting!
Mike Bloomberg is smart, focused, popular -- and a largely successful mayor. But he's also the avatar of a new age of politics dominated not by the checks-and-balances we learned about in high school but too often simply checks.
If Republicans continue their tantrum once the Senate passes the reconciliation bill, it's going to be a lot easier for Democrats to convince independents that they, the Democrats, are the adults in the room.