I nearly fell asleep at the keyboard this afternoon, but the ever-reliable Erick Erickson woke me up with a post that burned the cholesterol out of my cerebral arteries. Thanks, Erick.
Here are some remains of the day:
* Rand Paul, challenged by Glenn Beck to justify his endorsement of Mitch McConnell, has amazingly little to say.
* At the Prospect, Barry Yeoman reports from Moral Monday’s big second-year kickoff in North Carolina.
* At Plum Line, our own Ryan Cooper reviews the debate he helped start over a tax-cuts-plus-more spending budget deal (which I dubbed “Mutually Assured Dessert”).
* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman suggests a fresh face for Republicans in 2016. Hint: he’s everywhere at the Sochi Olympics!
* At College Guide, Conor Williams delves into early childhood development research to explain why infants and toddlers are so exhausting to adults.
And in non-political news:
* Yuengling ice cream back in stores after 30 years’ absence. No, it’s not made from beer.
That’s it for the day. Let’s close our Ziggy Stardust tribute with a less-famed tune that’s one of my favorites: “Soul Love.”