I sub for John Dickerson on this week's Slate Political gabfest; Adam Serwer subs for Emily Bazelon. Or perhaps it's the other way around. Whatever the case, try to enjoy three journalists gabbing on the most depressing news week in a long while. Even my cocktail chatter is depressing!
A quick housekeeping note: I'm leaving shortly to start a long trip to Texas and Iowa. There'll be reports throughout the period, schedule permitting, but if there are any silences, they're due to the need to drive from picnic to VFW hall to diner in the Hawkeye State.