Yeah, it's finals and that means Phoblog will frequently fall down on the job until the end of the month.
In the meantime - as ever - recommended political reading remains The Roundup, L.A. Observed, Rough & Tumble (not as much fun as The Roundup, but still useful), and a new one - Athene in California from New America Foundation fellow Heather Barbour. Still exploring that site, but she's got redistricting posts, so she's alright with us (and extra credit for a well-written comments policy).
And if you're curious about Karachi, mulling over Manila, daydreaming about Dallas or wondering if you left your heart in San Francisco - remember to check out the Think-Global-Blog-Local fun over at Metroblogging.com. Lotsa cities, Lotsa bloggers . . . .
Knock yourselves out. And thanks to those of you sending in articles and other notes - not ignoring you, just drowning in exam prep.