Had about decided the $199 Chromebook I’ve been using since November was biting the dust when sound suddenly shut down, but it was just teasing me. Thing is, I wouldn’t have been that upset if I’d had to buy a new one. That’s value.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Jeb Bush says: “I’m thinking about running for president.” Better get cracking on your Common Core flip-flop, Jebbie.

* Word to Dinesh D’Souza: Don’t tell cuckolded husband of your lover about your illegal campaign donation schemes!

* Nate Cohn responds to Republican criticism of new Times poll showing Mark Pryor with big lead. He’s a bit more credible on–well, everything–than Bill Kristol.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys discusses the tendency to treat addicted criminal offenders with simple-minded horror or sympathy.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer evaluates a pop music parody complaint about student loan debt.

And in non-political news:

* As a fan of Iowa culture and of bulldogs, I want to draw attention to this year’s Beautiful Bulldog winner at Drake University, Lucey.

That’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with one more from Garry Moore, “Enough of the Blues.”

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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.