Egads, have a bad case of mental indigestion from speed-reading (and then speed-writing about) Beinart’s vast essay so late in the afternoon.
Here are some final items of the day:
* Paul Glastris takes up U.S. News on its offer to critique its college rankings.
* Another shoe drops: Assad appears to make cessation of U.S. aid to rebels a condition for giving up his chemical weapons. If Russians back him up, that’s big trouble.
* Norquist calls for allowing legal pot dispensaries to write off business expenses on federal taxes like other businesses; unlikely ally Rep. Earl Blumenauer introduces bill to do just that.
* At Ten Miles Square, Rachel Cohen discusses the big issues raised by the dispute at Johns Hopkins over a faculty member’s disclosure of classified research.
* At College Guide, Robert Kelchen compares how schools rank in the U.S. News and WaMo college rankings.
And in sorta non-political news:
* NASA Voyager 1 probe becomes first manufactured object to exit the solar system. It’s carrying cultural artifacts including a recording of “Johnny B. Goode.”
To wrap that news into today’s musical theme, let’s close with some Russian Space Trance vibes.
Feed the Political AnimalDonate
Washington Monthly depends on donations from readers like you.