Readers may have noticed that the "Daily Treatment" isn't really daily. Instead, it's daily when I have time to write it, which isn't as often as I would like. And that's unfortunate.
It means I don't get to chance to highlight many worthy articles--or, more important, to thank, implicitly, the writers and thinkers whose work influences me. So today I'm bringing the Daily Treatment back, but offering an extended holiday version--one in which I can give thanks to...
Julie Appleby, Mary Agnes Carey, Philip Galewitz, and Jordan Rau for asking, and answering, the questions most Americans actually care about
Update: All too typically, I left out a few people on the first go-round. I've now added them (with apologies to anybody else I forgot). And, while I'm at it, let me also express thanks to my fellow contributors here at The Treatment: Anthony, Harold, and Suzy. It wouldn't be the same place without them.