I have been pretty sick this week and I have a lot of work, so I didn’t really have time to take care of the blog, but I wanted to let you know that I had started working on a follow-up to my post about Syria, which I should publish sometime next week. However, before I do that, I want to publish a post in French about the upcoming presidential election. It will probably be up on Monday and hopefully the follow-up to my post on Syria will be published a few days later. Also, I still owe a reply to Matt about Sanandaji on social-democracy, which I haven’t forgotten. I was originally planning to post it last week, but I changed my plans after the events in Syria. With the French presidential election, it will probably not happen until May, since I want to focus on what’s currently in the news. But it will happen eventually, so if you thought that debate was interesting, you should stay tuned. By the way, if you’re interested in the French election but don’t read French, I will also write in English about it, though presumably not until after the first round is over.