It's Memorial Day, which is the official start of summer in the United States, and a time when many people are out and about. (At least, if it’s not unseasonably cold, as it is here on the East Coast.) Because of the holiday, I am going to do something that I have not done since I started in February -- take a week off from writing this newsletter. In the meantime, thank you for being a subscriber to Public Sphere; you help keep this project going. I'll be back next week!