Some quick thoughts:
1. Hurrah for Gridlock! One of the writers at the Economist's Democracy in America blog worries that we will have two years of nothing. Relative to most other recent two-year periods, that sounds pretty good to me. Two years without a new war or a new unfunded health-related transfer program should help a lot.
2. In what world does it makes sense to elect Jerry Brown governor while voting down marijuana legalization? Those voters out in California must be on drugs. :)
3. All praise to voters in my home state of Washington for voting down a state income tax yet one more time, and by a hefty margin. The income tax initiative was heavily supported by folks in the Gates family, enough so that they may have pushed me over the threshold into doing something I have never done: buying an Apple product.
Who was my favorite student this term?
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