Happy Birthday to Rip Torn, 82. Has played Judas. And Nixon. But as far as I know, even though the bulk of his career has been in dramatic roles, he'll be remembered forever because he was a regular in one of the top-five sitcomes of the 1990s and then a recurring character on one of the top-five sitcoms of the 2000s. Just totally wonderful in Larry Sanders.
A little good stuff:
1. John Sides on social science.
2. I keep forgetting that OMB is (still) vacant, too. A little more important than Commerce! Catherine Hollander has the rundown on cabinet and other top posts that need to be filled.
3. And if it's February, it's time to be reading Little Known Black History Facts.