Back from Vacation

Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Sept. 28 2010 8:18 AM

Back from Vacation

I've returned from five days in Seattle and Vancouver. Two thought on these cities.

1) It's a real shame we didn't nab British Columbia before it joined the Canadian Confederation.

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2) If there's any way to relocate essential government services to Puget Sound where political journalists can cover them, I'm all ears.

A couple of interesting pieces I missed while gone:

Matt Bai tries to understand the race for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, which Democrats seem to have convinced themselves is going to fall in their column despite Dick Blumenthal's fumble-fu.

Jim Geraghty talks to the NRA's Chris Cox, and figures out why the organization backed Harry Reid in Nevada.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.