Local weather forecast actually shows possibility of rain on three days later this week. I honestly can’t remember the last rainfall (last time I heard thunder I thought it might be an earthquake or a power substation exploding).
Here are some dry midday snacks:
* Inequality not a problem? Pew shows big jump in percentage of Americans perceiving themselves as “lower class.”
* National Review editors urge Republicans to “do nothing” on immigration reform.
* Obama not going to announce decision on Keystone XL pipeline in SOTU, but it could come soon.
* Took a coupla months after his guilty plea of cocaine possession, but U.S. Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) finally resigns from Congress.
* Alex Roarty notes that only two of 33 “key” Republican Senate campaigns have woman as campaign manager, and both those work for “insurgent” primary challengers. More than a third of “key” Democratic Senate campaigns run by women.
And in sorta non-political news:
* Sochi mayor claims no gay people live in his city. Yes, what a fine place to hold Olympic Games.
As we break for lunch, here’s John Lennon with a Nixon-era anthem that could be a response to the Mayor of Sochi: “Gimme Some Truth.” It’s from the Imagine album, which I love except for the banal title cut that’s been performed six billion times.