in other news, i recently calculated that i've read just over half of the 140 items on the american exam list. things that i learned from the super ultra bad comparative politics experience include STRATEGERY. hence i will be focusing on congress and theory/APD, each of which was key to at least four of the nine possible questions on last august's exam (of nine, three are required). then, in descending order of question frequency, [elections and parties and the presidency], [bureaucracy, policy, public opinion], and dead last as usual, the really interesting stuff: courts and social movements.
anyway, if i disappear for a while, you all know why.