• "2012: The Year in Books": I and others pick the most enjoyable and/or significant books of the year. Somehow I selected a book from 1800. And it wasn't a very good book, either. Well, I had my reasons.
• "The Taming of the Tea Party": Post-election analysis. Argues that the Tea Party movement didn't just lose on Election Day; it lost repeatedly throughout the campaign.
• "Back to Columbine": A brief item -- I wasn't able to go over 400 words or so. Compares and contrasts the aftermath of the Columbine massacre and the aftermath of the Aurora massacre. I guess I could write this one all over again now. Dammit.
• "Stepford Guys": In which I mark the 40th birthday of Ira Levin's novel The Stepford Wives and the film franchise it spawned.
Finally, a note about the status of the paranoia book. We're about halfway through the editing process now—or, at least, my editor has gotten half the chapters back to me. At this point we're looking at an August release date.