Howdy folks, Epolitics.com is back in business — I’m back from 10 days in Paris and London, centering around presentations at the World E-Gov Forum in Paris and at the London School of Economics a few days later. I’ll be posting photos and details about the trip soon, but it was a hell of a time all around. Both cities are fantastic places to explore, and I was lucky enough to meet some terrific people through the conference and at the LSE. And I can’t tell you what a relief it was to be spared U.S. political coverage for a few precious days — the group-think among American political “analysts” is suffocating, and it actually seemed easier to see things more clearly from afar. We’ll see what happens in a week…I hear there are some elections of some sort or another coming up.