Over at Ezra's, I've got a long retrospective on the Alito situation. Took a long time to write, but it expresses what I've been thinking as I watched this week's action. As you can guess, it's not especially happy. I think there are some nice bits in there as far as the writing goes.
In the excitingly titled "The Image of the Chessmaster", I consider the possibilities for Democrats presenting themselves as smart strategic thinkers who know how to properly defend America.
Sure, Iran's queen could take our rook. But then we take their queen. Which is why they won't. We're MAD Tough.