Posting will be light-to-nonexistent for the rest of today - not that you'll notice the difference, given how light posting has been all week - while the Atlantic's technological whizzes transition this blog to a newer, better Movable Type platform. (Comments posted during the transition may vanish into the ether.) So have a great weekend, and I'll be back to my usual pace, such as it is, on Monday.
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