My Georgia Bulldogs men’s team has just about played itself out of a NCAA bid. If they don’t turn it around, I’ll have no rooting interest in March Madness yet again, becoming just another cold, ruthless gambler. [Joke!]

Here are some cold midday news/views treats fresh from the freezer:

* Krugman says Germans trying to produce Grexit, but ECB may not go along.

* Greg Sargent notes Democratic members of Congress not reflecting rank-and-file opinion in shying away from open repudiation of Netanyahu.

* Conversely, Harold Meyerson notes Bibi’s over-the-top identification with U.S. Republicans doesn’t respect Jewish-American views.

* Forgetting to use the usual code-words about “choice,” Fox News host comes right out and calls for abolition of public education.

* At the Atlantic, Spencer Kornhaber wonders about usefulness of new Eric Garner-inspired Pussy Riot single, “I Can’t Breathe.” Yeah, but they got Richard Hell to perform in it.

And in non-political news:

* Two and a Half Men finally ending tonight. Wonderful.

As we break for lunch, here’s Smoky and the Miracles with “Tracks of My Tears.”

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.