I knew Shaun White didn’t win a medal yesterday, but I still stayed up past my bedtime to watch the USA get skunked in the men’s halfpipe. It was a lesson in imagined suspense.
Here are some final items for this day:
* Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Jim Galloway discusses the political implications of the current winter storm in Georgia, particularly for Gov. Nathan Deal.
* Proposed new IRS regulations on non-profit engagement in political activities drawing fire from the left as well as the right. More about that later this week.
* Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin convicted on 20 of 21 counts in trial for bribe-taking and kickbacks.
* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys calls for major effort to crack down on prescription painkiller abuse, which is likely to lead to future heroin epidemic.
* At College Guide, Anya Kamenetz interviews danah boyd, author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens.
And in non-political news:
* TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar dies at 91.
That’s it for Hump Day. Since we seem to have drifted into a musical theme about being awake when others sleep, let’s close with Talking Heads performing “Stay Up Late.”