Blogging has had to take a back seat to the law, which (as they say truly) is a jealous mistress.
Nevertheless, there has not been all that much I care to blog about. The news is almost uniformly desultory, uninspiring and (dare I say) lacking in hope. The lawlessness at the very top has infected our institutions and governments down to the lowest level -- and they all seem to be getting away with it! What is the point of complaining if the checks and balances we used to be able to rely upon are out of order and dysfunctional?
[UPDATE 11/21/2014: Birds of a feather ....]
A few bright rays emerge from the Mordor-like fog. Ted Cruz quotes Cicero on the floor of the Senate, indicting Barack Obama as Marcus Tullius once long ago did Catiline. And former Senator and retired federal judge James Buckley has a new book forthcoming, that promises a straightforward way out of a lot of the mess. Called Saving Congress from Itself, its recipe is simple: put an end to every kind of transfer payment from Congress to the States. You may preorder it here (or get the Kindle version if you would like to start reading it now), and read more about it here.
May God save the United States of America.