Been a while since I dragged Th. L. Friedman over to the blog, but today’s opinion entry at nytimes.com is worth reading as a reminder of what’s at stake in our political contests. The Dems lost what should have been a sure bet in New York, and only have their inside party politics to blame, according to commentary I have read/heard. People are going to start voting the person rather than party as a survival move, if they haven’t done that already. Anyway, read the-world-is-flat-man for his thoughts on Green and Weird, and get the Times on your porch or online if you want more of this.