In a political culture that lionizes Rush Limbaugh as a philosopher, lefty essayist Barbara Ehrenreich never really gets her due—at least not outside Cambridge and Berkeley. Ehrenreich demolished the Reagan years in Fear of Falling and The Worst Years of Our Lives. Now, with her latest collection, The Snarling Citizen, Ehrenreich proves again that nobody writes like a sore loser. She sprays acid on the religious right, Republicans, Democrats who act like Republicans, insurance companies, and other liberal bugaboos at 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 364-1919. (David Plotz)