Hope you had some time today to think about Appomattox and what it meant, particularly if you are a southerner. This year’s relatively light commemoration will probably all but vanish next year.
Here are some remains of the day:
* Among GOP legislators, some boycott, some conduct spiritual warfare against Wiccan delivering morning prayer at the Iowa State Capitol. More about that later.
* At TNR Jamil Smith adjudges elections in Ferguson as positive but limited first step towards self-government.
* Revenues from legalized pot in Colorado falling well under estimates.
* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman very seriously weighs the proposition that Rand Paul is a buffoon, and decides in the affirmative.
* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer says free public higher education should be a right, but one that won’t be granted without sustained protests and political action.
And in non-political news:
* Walgreen’s to close 200 stores, but robust “cough, cold and flu” season helping bottom line.
That’s it for Thursday. Let’s close with a 1956 performance by Carl Perkins of a song he wrote that made a lot of money for him and for Elvis Presley: “Blue Suede Shoes.”