xkcd's announcement of support for Obama
Toni Morrison's endorsement
xkcd, if you're not familiar, is a really great "webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language" (and computers and gaming and, if not libraries, a lot that pertains to them). Here's a link to one of my favorite strips--one with definite relevance to libraries right now: "Future"
"Orson Scott Card Honored for Lifetime Contribution to Young Adult Readers" (ALA)
"Controversial Author Wins Edwards Award" at School Library Journal
"Orson Scott Card is a Big Fat Homophobe" at Free Range Librarian
"Politics and Literature" post and comments at The Annoyed Librarian