Tethered Swimming was never intended to strictly be a platform for me to rant about domestic American politics. It more or less became exclusively that over the last few months due to the unusual length of the Red and Blue nominating contests. With John McCain and Barack Obama (more or less) assured of their respective nominations though the streak of consecutive political posts can come to an end. The topic range here is going to broaden starting tonight around 10:30 (Eastern). That’s roughly when the credits will roll on the final episode of The Wire. Thanks to the miracle of the internet I’ve already seen it and at that time I’ll put up today’s actual post.