TAPS FOR TAPPED? The Prospect’s popular blog announced that it was on hiatus (actually, it said it was en vacances) back on July 3, with a promised return of July 8. But here it is July 9, and still no Tapped. Could Mickey Kaus’s darkest fears be true? Could there be no one left there at all?

Or maybe it’s Chris Mooney, hanging on solo like Charlton Heston in The Omega Man, battling mutants and wondering about the future. Take it away, Mickey!