For the next few days, I'll be blogging/column writing from Kentucky. If you're following the Kentucky primaries on Tuesday, particularly the GOP race in which Tea Party favorite Rand Paul appears poised to knock off establishment pick Trey Grayson, check in here for on-the-ground updates. My initial, just-off-the-plane reaction: this race is a MUCH bigger deal in Washington D.C., than it is in Kentucky, at least Louisville. You'd barely know anything was happening (besides the Derby, which I gather is sort of a year-round thing).
The US is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?