Toxic Veeps, Lacrosse As Cash Cow, and Other Cool Stuff On the Site

As part of a continuing effort to encourage PA readers to check out other cool stuff on the Washington Monthly site, here’s what you might be missing:

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein reminds us that Sarah Palin is by no means the only recent Veep choice whose limited experience caused problems. Mitt should be forewarned.

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Zasloff reports on the latest sad display of selective enforcement of Catholic doctrine on politically active people, the successful effort by Bishop Robert McManus to get Victoria Reggie Kennedy disinvited as commencement speaker at Anna Maria College.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer analyzes the spread of lacrosse programs as a way for expensive private colleges to recruit full-tuition-paying rich white kids.

* And also at College Guide, Luzer reports that a Canadian university is considering a ban on laptops from classrooms on grounds that students are using them to text and spend time on Facebook instead of paying attention to instructors.

Enjoy.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.