Another case study in the banality of evil: we learn, from Mother Jones, 11 "mystifying" things the Tsarnaev brothers did on their way to eternal ignominy. Highlights: they apparently tried to get money out of three different ATMs after hitting the withdrawal limit, and then let a carjacking hostage escape because they had the munchies. Their classmates said they were typical, and they were right!
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Fox News that trying the younger Tsarnaev in civilian court is the right thing to do. He could've delivered the line about the Constitution being "strong enough" more smoothly, but he did good. I'd been hearing rumblings from other liberals that Mr. Paul had been holding his tongue too long about this matter. And like the Prodigal Son's father, I couldn't care less.
The EPA apparently left its own public comment with the State Department about Keystone XL, and found the State Department's report wanting. You won't be surprised to learn (if you didn't know already) that the Keystone XL pipeline doesn't adequately avoid the Ogalalla Aquifer even after the Nebraska state legislature called a special session about it -- and that other pipelines in that area do avoid it. It's like our elites want bad things to happen.
Answering a question about whether America's ready for another Bush (namely Jeb) as President, George W. Bush begins his response with "That's for Jeb to figure out." Actually, no: it's for the American people to figure out. Strange, how they never see that.
Bill Clinton, campaigning for behind-in-the-polls L.A. Mayoral candidate, slams low turnout in the March Mayoral primary. What could be depressing voter turnout in L.A.? Let's see: odd-numbered election year, largely Democrat-controlled city -- and, oh yeah, politicians failing to earn votes with their good works. Strange, how they never see that.
Finally, six-term Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) announces he won't seek re-election in 2014. He'd actually drifted a little leftward under Mr. Obama, which is quite unusual among Senators. And, in an actually rather unexpected development, former Gov. Brian Schweitzer -- who recently declared himself "not senile enough" for the Senate -- now won't rule out a run for the open seat.