I have not posted much on the budgetary politics in the US of late. Was it too depressing? Was I too busy checking out US universities for Teen Spew? Was it too depressing? Were grant applications taking more of my time? Was it too depressing? Did I have nothing to say? Well, I think it was too depressing. I am not an Americanist, but that has never stopped me before. This time, I just didn't want to watch the train wreck. It was, of course, hard to avoid, but I managed at least not to write much about it.
Now we can move on ... until this happens all over again in January. The question is whether the Republicans have a learning curve or not. I am not very confident that they do. After all, budgetary crises are just as addictive as oreos.