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(Petunia and Pals) Boiling declares that "shooting 4 or 5 rounds per second is a Constitutional right."
- Platinum Punditry - Nobel Prize-winning person Paul Krugman says that minting the trillion-dollar platinum coin might be undignified, but "better to look slightly silly than to let a financial and Constitutional crisis explode." (NYTimes)
- Sale on Captain Morgan? - Infamous Mai Tai aficionado Peggy Noonan says that the Republicans should break up the too-big-to-fail banks: "Republicans should go to the populist right on the issue of bank breakup. Too big to fail is too big to continue. The megabanks have too much power in Washington and too much weight within the financial system. People think the GOP is for the bankers. The GOP should upend this assumption. In this case good policy is good politics." She then passed out onto her IBM Selectric and murmured Ronnie's name. (WSJ)
- Meet the New Boss - The new chairman of the Missouri House elementary and secondary education committee is Xristian Xrazie Steve Cookson, whom you might remember as being the author of the educational proposition Don't Say Gay, which would ban discussion of sexual orientation in that state’s public schools. (Kansas City Star)