Barney Frank @ NEPSA

Attended the annual New England Political Science Association meeting this past weekend.  Delivered my very first conference paper which went pretty well.  Barney Frank spoke at the luncheon meeting on Saturday and had a lot of great things to say about our increasinly partisan / parlimentary style political culture in a presidential system and strategies for addressing the national debt.  Cut defense spending geared towards fighting a cold war that no longer exists and equip us with the much cheaper technologies needed to fight the enemies we do have.  Definitely an energtic and thoughtful luncheon address.