In the interests of encouraging people to get out and vote this midterm election in the US, I’m taking advantage of WordPress’s collaboration with the Pew Charitable Trust to embed this handy tool for finding your voting location. Please be sure to vote. Though fairly cynical about the state of the political discourse in this country and low on hope that our politicians will do anything useful, I remain committed to the idea that high voter turnout lets them know we’re paying attention and limits, at least at the margins, the extent of their corruption and general perfidy.