As of about 5 Eastern, I’m officially a home owner again. That my town house cost me a little over three times what my house in Alabama sold for is still rather amazing, but it’ll be good to get out of the rent cycle. Not to mention reaping the benefits of the great home interest deduction giveaway, courtesy of good ol’ Uncle Sam.

The current occupants are renting the place back through the weekend and then I’ll be pretty busy with the move the rest of the week. I want to do some painting and move the small stuff before the movers come on the 1st to get the big furniture. (I’m getting too old to try to carry heavy furniture down three flights of stairs and back up again three miles down the road.) Blogging will be pretty light during that week, especially if I haven’t gotten ‘net access set up at the new place by then.

James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Steven says:


  2. Paul says:

    yeah- what he said..


  3. When you get back I’d be interested in your in-depth thinking on that mortgage tax credit you mentioned, and what role it may have in trapping lower-income people in renter’s hell. And whether the gov’t should, in general, pick and choose the people it wants to benefit with its tax policy. And whether those citizens should protest ‘gov’t interference’ in their lives while jealously guarding their bit of manna from SOG. And whether tax policy in general should be an issue of adequately funding government as opposed to a tool for social engineering by the busybodies currently in office.

    When you get a chance…