This is my first attempt at something of this nature. Mostly, I just want a place to collect and record my thoughts on current political events, and given how fast-paced news comes and goes in this area, a blog seemed to be the most practical method.
If you're wondering about the name, it comes from a recent conversation I had (on a topic that I will no doubt repost here shortly). One respondent explained that he didn't find anything wrong with situations in which law enforcement officers perform illegal searches of a person's home, so long as they eventually get the criminals they were after. Another poster fired back with the gem "So you want to play Calvinball? In the courtroom?" (In case you are not familiar with the brilliant work of the Bill Watterson, I direct your attention here.)
I found this analogy so perfect that I decided to appropriate it for my own use. In a time when all three branches of our government seem intent on sacrificing boundary for expediency, we are all truly at the mercy of courtroom Calvinball.