As Ali notes below, for all the dust he’s kicked up lately, Glenn Beck still isn’t really a household name. (Another indication that the cover of Time doesn’t mean what it used to?)

It’s not just Beck—over at The Monkey Cage, John Sides flags a few other controversies du jour that haven’t exactly captivated the nation.

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