We try to keep things non-partisan here, but I’m probably not fooling anybody. What would you expect from someone born and raised in Rhode Island, reared in public schools and state universities, and pursuing a PhD in history? So instead of proselytizing some political agenda (at this point I’d be preaching to the choir or whistling into the wind), I’m just going to urge you to vote. Why? Avoid the shipwreck of democracy, of course.