In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today!

Something about a ballsport game? I don't know.

California is still experiencing a drought so extreme that "17 rural communities providing water to 40,000 people are in danger of running out within 60 to 120 days." Meanwhile, three more winter storms are going to dump more snow on other parts of the country.

(We have more than a foot of snow sitting on the ground already, and, by next weekend, we could have as much as two feet more after being hit by a storm midweek and another one next weekend. Oy.)

[Content Note: Death penalty] Missouri executed Herbert Smulls while an appeal asking to halt his execution was still pending before the US Supreme Court. And it was probably legal.

A new analysis from the Guttmacher Institute has found that the US abortion rate is its lowest since 1973.

The Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol is joining ABC News. I guess ABC figures there just isn't enough wrong in their political coverage these days. "How can we exponentially up our wrong quotient?" "How about we hire Bill Kristol, who is literally the wrongest person in the history of being wrong?" "Now there's an idea you can take to the bank!"

[Note: Video plays automatically at link] Here's a neat headline: "House Republicans pivot in search of a positive message." Maybe something like, "We are positive that people aren't entitled to food," perhaps?

[Note: Harry Potter spoilers] Do you think that Hermione should have ended up with Harry? Well, JK Rowling agrees with you! Personally, I like the idea of the smart, slightly overserious girl ending up with the smart, slightly goofy ginger guy FOR SOME REASON.

Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor. Okay.

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