You may recall that I wrote a thing on Monday about how the GOP's gains in Washington are bad, but their gains in the statehouses and governors' mansions nationwide are worse. The post got a lot of attention and a hearty response (thank you). I have to admit that when I write "seriously" about such things, it makes me a little self-conscious, because there are so many aspects of politics and economics I don't really understand. Am I naïve? Am I missing something? Misinterpreting the tea leaves? What? So I was relieved, if you can call it that, this morning to see an editorial in the New York Times which says exactly, exactly what I said on Monday, but in a smarter, better informed way. It doesn't really make me feel any better. OMG, so many people are so screwed.