Though my family is grateful for the many flowers and sympathy cards sent our way in recent weeks, let it be known that I’m not quite dead (yet). We used the corpse-like summer news cycle to retool the racetrack and recruit a few new jockeys. No longer will we simply feature a running list of stories on the 2008 race for the White House. We’ve added a few contributors who will digest the news each day and recap it here with their own unique spin.

Most importantly, the rankings have been updated! McCain clings to the top spot on the right and on the left, Hillary, the one-named wonder, remains firmly entrenched at the #1 spot.

So rejoice, race fans, the Derby is back and better than ever. And, as always, be you a liberal, conservative or Liebermann, you’re bound to be offended at some point.