Law and reality in publishing (seldom the same thing) from the author's side of the slush pile, with occasional forays into politics, military affairs, censorship and the First Amendment, legal theory, and anything else that strikes me as interesting.
Sometimes, a picture really is worth a thousand words. (Thus, I'll keep this screed short.) In any event, welcome to the modern version of baronial competition. But ask yourself a question, first: Which of our two political parties both is and has as its symbol a large, inflexible and slow-moving, land-dwelling animal with very thick skin?