Speaking of congressional races ...
Check out this little ray of sunshine from Bloomberg (the news service, not the mayor):
Candidates Ignore $1.35 Trillion Minimum Tax `Bomb'
By Ryan J. Donmoyer
Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Congressional candidates this fall are furiously debating Iraq, Medicare and extending tax cuts. Most are staying quiet about an imminent legislative challenge: how to stop a tax increase that will hit more than 20 million households next year, some with incomes as low as $50,000.
The rest is here.