Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

They’re running on this, and away from this?

I too read the WaPo article Peter noted here. Did you notice that there’s nothing about immigration in this article? Does that mean they’re not going to say anything coherent about it during the election campaign? Given the salience of the issue and the unlikelihood that it will be resolved by November, this seems like a big opening through which the Republicans can drive, assuming that they can find their own voice on this question.

BTW, my excuse for light blogging this weekend was that we were finally able to find a moment to shed dog (kennel) and kids (Oma and Opa) and get away to Asheville, N.C., which seems like a little bit of Berkeley beautifully situated in a sea of Billy Graham. We arrived just after Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zuniga were here signing their book (there seemed to be lots left; story here) and left just before Bob Dylan (and Merle Haggard) played the civic center.

Our favorite discoveries were this chocolate store, which by itself almost makes Asheville a destination, and this restaurant. We tried to extend our crunchy streak at a local winery run by Waldensians, but found the wines not to our taste.

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Inquisitive minds confess a taste test was the queen of proofs - the Waldensian wines have smokey bouquet, with a hint of wood stake in the aftertaste. Buy them by the rack!

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