I’m ending the day’s blogging at the food court in a local mall. But I did snag a new $199 Chromebook to replace the one with the inoperative mouse. So there’s that.
Here are some remains of the day:
* The GOP legislation seeking to overturn the president’s executive actions on immigration fell to a 47-vote Democratic (plus Dean Heller) filibuster.
* Mitch McConnell joins the Approps subcommittee that oversees EPA funding in order to protect the Kochs–er, Kentucky coal.
* At TNR, Inga Saffron explains that private funding for public parks has been at the best a mixed blessing.
* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman praises Michael Pollan for an important report on the medical and non-medical benefits of certain hallucinogens.
* At College Guide Robert Kelchen reviews the education provisions of Obama’s FY 2016 budget.
And in non-political news:
* Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, to publish second novel, which she wrote in the 1950s and has finally decided to let people read. Amazing.
We’ll close with a rare Dave Davies TV appearance, performing one of his songs, “Susannah’s Still Alive,” in 1967.