I had the pleasure of speaking with Barry Ritholtz of Fusion IQ  and The Big Picture  weblog. He’s a wealth of information and never pulls any punches in his characterizations of the current economic mess we find ourselves in.
The Big Picture  is the leading financial weblog with must-read content and it boasts a huge following (self-included).
Barry recently released a terrific book: Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy . I highly recommend it.