*Whew* Things are going back in the right direction. From fivethirtyeight.com: That Pew poll they mentioned?: Meanwhile, over at MSNBC: Non-Americans, there's a term in NFL football, when one team is so far ahead of the other and time is running out, that the winning team pulls its starters and puts in the second string because the game is essentially over. In American football this is called "garbage time". Folks, I think we're in garbage time.