I am now officially back from my long vacation and I’d like to give a huge thank you to Jon Rowe, Chris Rodda, Michael Heath and Kevin Vicklund for doing an incredible job of filling the page with thought-provoking material. Seriously, I can’t thank you all enough for giving me the opportunity to get totally away from reality for a while and just have fun.
I hardly thought about or kept up with political matters at all during my vacation. I did see that the Senate managed to pass the New START treaty despite the fact-free objections of Republicans, which is a very good thing. And thank goodness, otherwise Jim DeMint might have had to commit a sacrilegious act by — gasp! — working on Christmas day. Other than that, I’ll be playing catchup all week.