Please follow our friend and erstwhile political opponent, Mike, at his new home. We’ll link to his introductory post, his first substantive post, and his new home, League of Ordinary Gentlemen. Though we’re sparred on issues of policy — and I think he probably wishes me dead for my wholehearted embrace of one kind of absurd, showy populism (Occupy Wall Street) but not the other (the Tea Party) — he’s an excellent individual whose opinions I’ve always respected. Wish him well in the new year, and be sure to follow. Ah, and apologies for my extended hiatus from writing. That ends…. now!