On Korea policy, I tend to agree with Gordon Flake: I really don’t think it will make much of a difference. Nobody in Congress really seems to love either of the Koreas anymore. My impression from my various field trips to Congress was that some of the Dems were more hawkish than some of the Republicans, although the Republican staff made a far better impression for the depth of their knowledge and concern. If International Relations goes to Tom Lantos, I certainly won’t cry in my beer.

Plus some historical perspective on midterm elections.