The 17 year-old Crass-shirt-wearing me is wanting to kick the crap out of the 31 year-old me. It’s not because I stopped listening to Crass. On the contrary I listen to them with all the piss and a little less vinegar of yore. Rather, for the first time in my adult life I’m finding myself not only trying to work with government, but also agreeing with them (on a few things). I am still trying to digest the Obama administration’s complete about-face from the Bush years on things that I care deeply about: transportation, urbanism, and of course, cycling. Reconciling this shift leaves me wondering whether I’m agreeing with the new administration only because it is completely different than Bush’s suburban sprawl policies, or if they actually mean what they say and aren’t just blowing smoke up our saddles. Must...resist...but... This is an existential dilemma of the highest order.