OFF TO LOS ANGELES….I’ll be up in Los Angeles at a conference for the next couple of days, so tomorrow and Wednesday the blog will be manned by the combined forces of the Washington Monthly editorial staff. Be nice to them!

While I’m gone, though, let me recommend some reading material that I just got in the mail: The Best American Political Writing 2006, edited by Royce Flippin. It’s got a great selection of liberal political writing from the past year, including a couple of pieces from the Monthly. Some I’ve read but many I haven’t, and I’ll be taking this with me to while away the downtime during the conference.

I’ll be back on Thursday. Don’t start any new wars until I get back.