Well, my Georgia Bulldogs gave it the old college try, and actually led Kentucky by 9 points in the second half before the insanely talented Cats took over. Now Georgia needs a win at Auburn Saturday to lock an NCAA bid.

Here are some Wednesday midday news/views treats:

* Hospital stocks surge on perceptions Justice Kennedy leaning against plaintiffs in oral arguments for King v. Burrell. More about that later.

* SCOTUSblog analysis of arguments also concentrates on Kennedy questions, but less certain it’s good news for the government.

* Bill Scher the first to ask “what if” HRC forced out of presidential race by email disclosure and what it might lead to.

* Interesting argument at Politico that Boehner actually presiding over “coalition government,” not a majority, in the House.

* 7-1 decision of Alabama Supreme Court instructs probate judges to defy federal court rulings and stop issuing licenses for same-sex marriages.

And in non-political news:

* A guide to bargains available at Radio Shack while company’s banktruptcy is in progress.

As we break for lunch, here’s another excellent Squire bass performance, though the cameras don’t show him a lot. It’s a 2001 performance of “Roundabout” from Fragile. The amateur dancers on stage are members of an orchestra with whom Yes was performing that night.

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.