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No diversity required

Sonia Sotomayor is still trying to sell her "Supreme Court needs diversity" schtick:

Hot shot students

And the latest gatherings of lunatic, dangerous gun nuts can be found in . . . the Ivy League?

In between completing problem sets, writing code, organizing hackathons, worrying about internships and building solar cars, a group of MIT students make their way to the athletic center, where they stand side-by-side, load their guns and fire away.

Not so dead simple

What's next? Hanging? Stoning? Burning at the stake? The guillotine?

Retrenching blues

Just dumb

Given the well-publicized abuse of veterans by the people who are supposed to help them, you'd think people dealing with them would start being a little more cautious in word and deed. Apparently a little slow on the uptake in Indianapolis:

A manager at the Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis appears to mock the mental health problems of returning combat veterans in an email to her employees.

Spring forward

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead this weekend, and, of course, curse the damn gub'ment for making you do it:

Drink up

You might want to think about that second drink:

People who are trying to impress a date with their good looks might want to limit themselves to one drink, a new study finds.

People in the study were rated as more attractive after one glass of wine, but not after two glasses of wine, compared with when they were sober, according to the study published Feb. 25 in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism.

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Outta my spot!

Boy, the mayor of Boston is a real wet blanket. First, he tells people to stop jumping out of second-story windows for fun, even if the snow is high enough to cushion their fall, and now he's cracking down on parking:

BOSTON - The mayor of Boston says residents who worked tirelessly to carve out parking spots during the city's multiple blizzards can no longer claim stake on those spots.


The New York Times drags the income inequality crusade down to self-parody: "As Cuba Shifts Toward Capitalism, Inequality Grows More Visible":

As Cuba opens the door wider to private enterprise, the gap between the haves and have-nots — and between whites and blacks — that the revolution sought to diminish is growing more evident.

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Not so special

Another case of stolen valor:

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald falsely claimed that he served in a military special forces unit, he admitted to the Huffington Post.