As India, so the U.S. ?

One of my favorite political writers, Arundahti Roy, has an article this morning about the recent defeat of India's right-wing, neo-fascist government. If we are lucky she'll be writing about the defeat of our own right-wing, neo-fascist government in a few months.

Not much happening in the valley today, except for smoke. Backyard burn piles are an unfortunate tradition in town, kept alive by high landfill prices, lax regulations, and our psuedo-pioneer libertarian mountainman spirit.