I have not written here in awhile. This is because I have given up my life to work in GIS and do urban planning class stuff all day. It is great, though, and I have received many blessings of late.
That said, the political world is crazier each day (though it feels less crazy now). Health care will pass, I hope leaving us better off (and it seems it will. Climate change legislation, banking regulation, and all the rest will probably too. That said, some of the biggest changes happening in government are actually below the surface. For example, for the first time in history, the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Transportation have been instructed to work together. Housing and Transportation DO need to be looked at together!
I am not really angry anymore about this stuff because, things are actually changing (and I think for the better).