From May 20 through June 3rd, there is to be no discussion of US politics. All existing threads on the subject will be closed. People can start new ones once the hiatus is over. See the thread in Trouble Tickets for more info.
I assumed it was a bit of a "perfect storm" of real life concerns matching up -- but there's that part of my brain that gets really antsy, concerned about extended absences, especially in such a long game.
Same here. I actually got disciplined at work because of that a few years back, so I'm wary of doing anything related to this during work hours. Add to that, and the general pre-holiday busyness here in the U.S. (Monday is Memorial Day, so everything is closed.), and this week was kind of busy. Hayase's and Narantsetseg's reactions are up.