Happy to have gotten through Hawaii Day without any Don Ho or Elvis. Here are some final items of the day:

* Looks likeA Hosni Mubarak will leave prison only to be placed under house arrest.

* Last of the Nixon White House Tapes released. I’m guessing we’ll get some juicy tidbits directly.

* The Atlantic republishes its 1861 account of the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner.

* At National Review, Andrew McCarthy demands maximum U.S. support for Egyptian military even as he claims it is helpless to stop intolerable “pogroms” against Copts. And they say Obama’s Egypt policy is confused.

* At Ten Miles Square, John Sides unfavorably compares U.S. consumption of public broadcasting with numbers in other countries.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses CAP report recommending bankruptcy protection for some student loans.

And in non-political news:

* Allen Iverson reported ready to formally announce retirement from pro basketball more than three years after last appearance in NBA.

Let’s conclude our lamentably brief drive-by tour of Hawaiian music with Melveen Leed, the first (and for all I know, the only) native Hawaiian to appear at the Grand Ole Opry, performing “Paniolo Country.”


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.