Yes, apocalypse fanatics aside, life goes on. Dec. 21, 2012 has come and gone, and the world continues to turn. The only impending change of any significance is that most people will forget all about the Mayan civilization over the next few months.
With that said, I am currently visiting family and, due to a set of serious hardware issues with my laptop, do not have access to my normal computer setup. As such, I don’t have the means to open hundreds of news stories at a time, the way I usually do to enrich the articles here. I think it would be best to just take a momentary break and pick up where we left off once my schedule is a little more predictable again.
The blog is currently on hiatus. Regular postings will resume this fall, after the completion of my Ph.D.
Well, there’s one obvious top story this week… which we’re going to put off until the end. Because I can.
First, it looks like Mitt Romney regaining his advantage in the Republican presidential primaries. After scoring a convincing 14-point victory over Newt Gingrich and the rest of the field in Florida, Romney has a big early lead in Nevada, as well. While Romney tries to build an insurmountable lead over the field, his main remaining opponents, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gingrich are desperately clinging to their campaign hopes. If the prediction market players at Intrade are to be believed, though, Romney has the nomination all but wrapped up — in fact, he’s taking some of his focus off the primary race to lodge an early set of attacks on the incumbent Barack Obama. As for who will win the presidency in November, well, that’s a little less clear.