Open debate thread
UPDATE Could the CNN announcer's red dress be any more low cut? --lambert]
And while you wait for the festivities to begin, here's the Princeton Economics Department on... the crisis (a term that I hate to use, since it buys into the shock doctrine frame, but I don't have a better one). Krugman, Blinder, et al.
Meanwhile, Hecate has some helpful advice for Obama.
NOTE Video via Krugman.