RESTLESS IN SUGAR LAND … Testing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s thesis about second acts in American lives, Tom DeLay has just launched a blog.

The bio page is of course well-scrubbed. Silly me to think only Newt Gingrich had a penchant for writing alternative history.

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Christina Larson is a Washington Monthly contributing editor and an award-winning science and environment journalist who has reported from five continents.