The Supreme Court sidesteps First Amendment issue in today’s ruling on the FCC’s indecency policy. Oscar winner John Irving... yes, that John Irving. The author of so many fine American novels is here, so read up. Every ten years, the government writes a new farm bill? Does it matter? Hugely. This time it’s got CALPIRG and Rand Paul on the same side against farm subsidies – a new row to hoe on Capitol Hill.