Apologies to readers for the long absence thanks, for a change, to a real vacation. As nice as it was to go away it’s nice to be back. And there is no nicer way to return to blogging life than to do so with a review of the 2010 Slovak Elections in The Monkey Cage, by a long margin my favorite professional blog–one that manages to link political science and issues of popular concern without demeaning either one. Soon I’ll repost here on this blog a modified version of that post with a few graphs, but until I get to that, you can read the original piece here and, I hope, subscribe to the Monkey Cage RSS feed. And watch here for all of the now obsolescent Slovak-election-related stuff that I couldn’t help thinking about during vacation.