[S1] Mark Mangino, for my money one of the best coaches in college football, has been reduced to being an assistant coach at Youngstown State. I know there was an air of controversy surrounding his tenure at Kansas, but I would have guessed that someone would have given him a chance by now and figured that the reason he hadn’t coached was that he didn’t want to. He should be UTEP’s head coach right now, or better.
[S2] It has to be a mixed bag for the Tulane Green Wave when you get a highly sought-after recruit, but he is openly admitting that he is only there because his mother made him.
[S3] The case for leaving Lance Armstrong alone.
Environment & Energy:
[EE1] The potential health hazard of reusable grocery bags.
[EE2] Liberals and environmentalists have Gasland and Promised Land to warn of the dangers of fracking. Conservatives now have FrackNation and TruthLand.
[Pr1] Google Glass and the end of privacy.
[A1] The Episcopal evolution on gay marriage.
[A4] Americans are renouncing their citizenship due to tax laws to become… British?!
[A5] Teaching the Eskimos. Or trying to. And the problems with top-down education reform.
[B1] HP is laying off 15,000 people, but if you quit on them and try to take some people with you, they’ll take you to court.
[B3] Is the USPS’s “welcome kit” for people who just moved a violation of privacy?
[B4] Nobody likes a tattle-tale. Unless you’re Sharron Watkins. But then, she wasn’t actually a whistleblower so much as she played one on TV.
[B5] On the good side, it’s good that American commutes aren’t taking longer. On the nad one, a lot of that is attributable to the economy.
[En2] A couple weeks ago, a Spiderman suit. This week, an invisibility suit! It’s actually kind of odd that there’s no iconic invisible superhero (The Shadow coming the closest to ‘icon’ status). Maybe it’s hard to make an icon you can’t see.
[T2] The ruling in Ohio that speed cameras are a scam hasn’t been getting enough attention.
[T3] West Virginia purchased Cisco routers for libraries that, at least in one case, are worth more than the library itself. $22,000. After a stink was made by the auditor’s office and the press, Cisco offered a refund.
[Po1] Politicians think we’re more conservative than we actually are. I’ve long thought that the assumption that we were a socially liberal by economically conservative society had it backwards, for the most part. The problem for Republicans is that is that they’re losing the cultural issues that used to be an underestimated strength.
[Po2] If we ever wonder why our politicians are so robotic and distant, it might have to do with the fact that we give them a hard time when they’re not.
[Po3] I knew that a guy got fired from the Republican Study Committee for advocating copyright reform, and I knew someone started a petition that may just let us unlock our smartphones, but I didn’t know they were the same guy. Slate follows him around CPAC.
[Po4] Speaking of CPAC, I loved this ABC article on the attempts to find love there.