MADE IT HOME, with my grandmother dropped off at the new rehab center. Adding to the complications, my dad had a pacemaker installed today on short notice (I found out about it when he called my cellphone last night in the car) but he’s doing fine now and says he feels well enough to drive himself home. Back later, but I’m not sure when.

In the meantime, read this story on podcasting by Dan Kennedy, and this piece on exporting the Ukraine miracle by Max Boot: “The triumph of the Orange Revolution should dispel the quaint notion still prevalent in many Western universities and foreign ministries that democracy is a luxury good suitable only for rich countries with a tradition of liberalism stretching back centuries.”

Kaus has a lot, too.