Rogue Columnist will mark its fourth anniversary next week, a veteran run in the blogosphere. I write and produce this blog because it offers analysis and commentary, especially for my Arizona readers, that I don't find elsewhere. I write it because, as George Smiley said, I always thought I owed. I'm indebted to Richard Silc, the honorary front page editor of Rogue, as well as others who pass along important news. My thanks go out to the regular commenters who enliven and enlighten the conversation here, and to the growing number of readers who come to the site. May you all have a happy New Year.