Sorry for the light blogging last few days, I’ve been traveling. Soon, I’ll be moving the bulk of my blogging activity over to the Nation site, where we’re putting up a new, DC-based blog anchored by yours truly. As of now, we’re looking for a name, so please do send suggestions. (My favorite, Das Capitol, is a non-starter)
In the meantime, for your perusal:
1) Ryan Lizza on the immigration obsession wreaking havoc in the GOP primary. Here’s my short-hand analysis of the situation. The GOP coalition is made up of, roughly, three groups: the Christianists, the Corporatists and the Nationalists. The Bush administration has given those first two groups a lot, and given the last group almost nothing. The Nationalists feel like they’ve gotten bupkus. They’re pissed and they constitute about 20–30% of GOP primary voters.
3) Experimental philosophy. I’m intrigued.