Taegan Goddard of Political Wire offers the best, most concise explanation yet for our era's political polarization. I should engage it point by point some time, but for now it's a good bullet-point primer on the problems.
So is a magic moderate third party the answer? Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Designee Krist Novoselic, who's actually quite the expert on such stuff, seems to think so. But while I like the name "Open Source Party" so far he's talking more process than platform.
Politico looks back to when conservatives though a third party was the answer, in the late 70s; instead, they took over one of the two parties. And that's more my approach which is why I've been in the trenches of the Democrats for 20+ years.
If you're marking your new calendars with key dates, here's some key astronomy events for the year. We'll plug those into Upcoming Events which I plan to revive next week.
And are you bored? Kill some time figuring out which one of the five kinds of bored you are.