It's obviously slow around here, this season, a hopeful sign that people are doing good things with their families in preparation for the end of the first decade of the New American Century.
If only we might have preempted it just about a decade, or so, ago. Alas, the best thing we can do is an appropriate and probing retrospective in order to understand what we should have done differently and to plan for resolving how to do the next one better.
Rule 1, I think, is to ignore Dick Cheney and his network of mega-FauxNe(w)s.
Rule 2 is to 'follow the money' (see Rule 1) and Arianna Huffington makes a good point (a couple, actually) in her argument with Larry Krudlow, the GOP financial pundit @ CNBC.