Merry Christmas, to all those celebrating the day.
Also, a couple of housekeeping notes...
First, I'll be on a regular schedule here over the weekend (I sure hope Senators Kyl and DeMint don't mind if I post the usual What Mattered This Week? on Xmas). After that, I'll be guesting over at Greg Sargent's Plum Line during the week between Christmas and New Year's. Come visit! Posting here will be irregular during the week...I'm sure I'll have a Friday baseball post, and I think I'll probably have a Monday Movies post for a change, but beyond that it's probably going to be fairly minimal. We'll see.
Second, I've had a few complaints lately and noticed a few glitches in comments, with some people finding it difficult to post, and in some cases posted comments disappearing after a bit. If anyone knows anything that would be helpful, please (try to?) leave a comment here or email me. As always, thanks to all for the great comments; it's really become, I think, a significant value added, so I wish I could get it running smoother.