Jeb Bush says engaging in "hypotheticals" over whether he would or wouldn't have gone to war in Iraq "does a disservice to a lot of people who sacrificed a lot." Because, apparently, that's what leaders do in these sick, immoral, and decadent times: they hide behind the troops in order to avoid difficult questions and insult their interrogators. And always remember that the list of "people who sacrificed a lot" include precisely zero Bush Mobb cronies.
Spencer Black points out that Gov. Scott Walker's economic record is dismal by any reasonable measure: Forbes magazine has Wisconsin last in short-term job growth, next to last in long-term job growth, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics has Wisconsin in the bottom tenth in wage growth and damn near that in overall job growth. But when Hillary Clinton runs this ad, Scott Walker will just make like George W. Bush and complain about all the negativity in political ads. The "liberal" media will roll over for that meme, but Ms. Clinton doesn't have to.
In a stunning development, the Nebraska legislature just overwhelmingly voted to abolish the death penalty, though Nebraska's Governor insists he'll veto the legislation if/when it hits his desk. In case you were wondering, Nebraska is the only American state with a unicameral (one-house) legislature, can foil a gubernatorial veto with a mere three-fifths vote (versus two-thirds), and subjects bills to three separate votes before passing them (of which the aforementioned vote was only the first).
The Consumerist explains "Why Cord Cutters Aren't Getting the Holy Grail TV of Streaming Services Just Yet. Long story short: it has nothing to do with technology. Long story somewhat longer: streaming services can't offer live sports, mainly because the high cost would make them less attractive options (would you pay more than $10/month for Netflix or Hulu Plus?)
Be prepared to hear a lot more of this real soon: ex-HP executive/Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says her administration "doubled the size" of HP and "took the growth rate from 2 to 9 percent." FactCheck explains at length why this is bunk (main reasons: anyone can "double the size" of their corporation by merging with another one, and profits actually went down during her tenure), but n.b. that Ms. Fiorina's PAC criticizes another fact-checker by saying "(w)hen dealing with complex information like SEC reports for $90 billion companies, you could cherry-pick different data sets to get the answers you want." That's what desperate people do when they're down -- they try to sow discord in your mind.
Finally, the Straight Dope tackles the question: "How Safe is the Cloud?" And answers: fairly safe (given the amount of server redundancy cloud services have), though inconveniences could happen. Left unaddressed are your privacy concerns, especially significant in our post-warrant dystopia, and whether corporations will push us into cloudland more for their convenience than ours. I imagine it won't be long before they stop making external hard drives, even though it's dangerous to simply discard old technologies when new ones come along -- though folks who only care about the short term (which number comprises, by the evidence, a vast majority of CEOs) don't ever think that way.