Some guy in The Atlantic says the United States has quietly become a banana republic. No guff, Chet. Some places, it happened not so quietly.
Speaking of, how's the deposed Generalissimo doing? Oh, that's right - can't pay restitution, is also suing his lawyer for not stopping the whole text message release mess. Somebody's got a case of the Mondays.
Meanwhile, speaking of banana republics, Detroit gears up for another mayoral election, which is not to be confused with the other election in the fall. Where are we - Ecuador?