To distract myself from current politics, I have just subscribed to the RSS feed for a little project the New York Times put together:
One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, Americans went to war with themselves. Disunion revisits and reconsiders America's most perilous period — using contemporary accounts, diaries, images and historical assessments to follow the Civil War as it unfolded.
I've skimmed the first few posts (this just started on 10/30, I think) and so far it seems to be totally awesome in its geekery. So, yay!
On a related note of historical geekitude:
While I was in DC for the rally last Saturday, I had dinner at Wok and Roll, and one of my dining companions pointed out the following historical marker on the side of the building:
The food was delicious and didn't taste of treason at all! It did make me want to listen to Assassination Vacation again, though.