Welcome back, and well said. I'm so looking forward to not having to hold back my disregard for the miscreant of 1600 Pennsylvania anymore. Most of the rats have abandoned ship already and too many have been pardoned. But the chaos ends at noon Eastern, and the adults take charge. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich