…when you have three Harper's magazines open and on the go for ready reading while on the shitter, as opposed to some bathroom reader digest log/tome. currently on tap, enlightening reading about how democracy really works: "Meet The New Boss: Man vs. Machine Politics in Brooklyn" by Christopher Ketcham. reminds me of the H. L. Mencken quote:

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.