As the seemingly endless and often surreal presidential campaign finally staggers to an end, allow me a few words in defense of one the many irrelevancies that have occupied our attention for the past two years. It might not have reached the same level of public awareness as Joe the Plumber, Bill Ayers or American-flag lapel pins and the absence thereof, but in those heady days when John McCain attacked Barack Obama as a celebrity on par with Britney and Paris, the reputation of arugula was... More >>>