Of course, given what “vamping” means, I think “revamping” ought to mean something altogether different. But I digress.
Anyway, the thing is, I’ve decided to jettison politics on the blog in favor of (mostly) straightforward legal analysis (with occasional forays into sports and music, because it’s my blog and I can do that if I want). But no more politics, left, right or center.
I’m doing this for at least a couple of reasons. First, being a lawyer, the law is something I actually know something about, and I’ve grown weary of people who are experts in one field (say, economics) believing themselves to be experts in everything even tangentially related to their field of expertise; and, specifically, believing themselves to be experts in politics and the political process itself … which most of them (us) most assuredly are not. So I think I’ll stick to writing about something I actually know. Which is the law.
Second, politics is toxic. It really doesn’t matter if you are liberal or conservative – or one of those mythical independents, who, I think, are really just conservatives for the most part – because no matter what your frame of reference, if you write about politics long enough you will be attacked, and not just by the other side. You will be attacked by people who agree with ninety percent of what you have to say, but who’ve decided, for reasons no one really understands, that the ten percent on which you disagree is far more important than the ninety percent on which you’re jake; so much so that the fact that you disagree on that particular ten percent makes you worse than the political opposition, ninety percent jake-ness not withstanding.
So I leave the politics to those who know what they’re talking about and to those who can deal with the circular firing squad that politics has become, left, right and center.
One last thing. I don’t plan to post nearly as frequently as I’ve done in the past. Maybe once or twice a week, maybe more often, depending on whether I can actually devote the time to it. Occasionally, I may post short pieces on sports or music or whatever else strikes me (but not politics). But by and large, my presence here will be less than it’s been over the past few months. I don’t doubt that that will cause many readers to lose interest, but so be it. Nobody’s getting rich doing this anyways.