As it turns out we didn’t slack off all that much today, but we’ll be back to full blogging strength tomorrow.
A quick personal note: something strange is going on at Amazon with my book, Election 2014. If you order a copy, you’re informed you’ll get it the third week of April. That ain’t right.
Here are some remains of the day:
* Ben Carson extends his bizarre definition of “political correctness” to any rules of engagment in warfare.
* New batch of NBC/Marist polls in IA, NH and SC shows Bush and Walker the only GOP candidates in double digits in all three.
* Kareem Abdul-Jabbar bluntly says IS represents Islam no more than the Ku Klux Klan represents Christianity.
* At Ten Miles Square, John Stoehr argues Obama should justify veto of Keystone XL Pipeline bill as refusal to sacrifice U.S. interests for Canada’s benefit.
* At College Guide, Jill Barshay runs the numbers and finds that the 62% of community colleges students who pay tuition and fees often do not qualify for financial aid for reasons that could remain obstacles under the president’s proposal.
And in non-political news:
* Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration ruling in fraud case as promotion company claws back bonuses paid to him.
That’s it for Monday. We’ll close President’s Day with the Clutch song “Abraham Lincoln.”