Light posting this week due to some travel. However, if you haven't seen it, I just wanted to call your attention to Ezra Klein's wonderful article on the economy, the deficit, and the 2010 midterms in the Washington Post. And I say this not just because it quotes me (although wouldn't that be enough?), but also because he's a non-academic who made the effort to address an interesting substantive issue in current politics by reading and synthesizing some relevant political science research. Good on ye, mate.