4 postings today (late due to attendance at a Presidential Adddress, courtesy of Hudson Institute): (1) Hello, Mahmi....--Us. v. Them; (2) "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Super-Syringe!"--The Ap & the Cap; (3) Wanna Buy a (Turtle Bay) Bridge?--Turtle Bay Follies; (4) Condemnation Coda--The Home Front. N.B. An Asia maven tells me that China's problem is not chauvinism, and that there are other candidates for second-place to the French. Fair point. I will re-write yesterday's post on anti-US feeling to reflect this (and note the change in parentheses, lest it be deemed Orwellian).