You know, when I sit at the computer to do a last check of email and the headlines before getting ready for bed, I'm not expecting to be punched in the stomach (full story, for the moment, here.) These days, though, perhaps I should be. I'm sure in the days to come, starting tomorrow, there will be the usual accounts of ethical and legal wrangling, denunciations and expressions of protest. And those are all to be expected, even necessary, and perhaps might even do some good. Perhaps I'll even engage in a bit of them myself. Right now, though, I'm just numb--numb, and tired of feeling like things are just going to keep getting worse.