I'm taking next week off for a vacation. Don't get pissy. I haven't had one since August. And the good news is that my guest-bloggers are among the best the web has to offer: Hillary Bok, Hilzoy from Obsidian Wings; Jim Manzi and Peter Suderman from The American Scene; Reihan Salam of the Atlantic and a Dish vet; and Patrick Appel, my assistant for the past two months. See you next Sunday.