Today is March 20th, and it is the first day of spring. (I knew by my constant sneezing.) On this date in 1413, Henry IV died and his son, Henry V, succeeded him. It was the first time a Shakespeare play had taken the throne. Also on this date, in 1976, Patty Hearst was convicted of bank robbery. She was initially sentenced to 35 years in prison, but ended up only serving 22 months. Proving once again my long-held theory that you should never go to prison without having been kidnapped at least once. And finally, on this date in 1928, Mister Rogers was born, wearing a red sweater and comfortable shoes. Consider this an Open Thread.
Citizen United Productions: Occupy Unmasked | The Right Scoop
“It features Andrew Breitbart and David Horowitz, among others, and tells the real story of the radicals behind the Occupy movement.”
Worse Than a Powder Keg | NRO
Andrew C. McCarthy on disarming Marines, rules of engagement, and why he thinks we should leave Afghanistan.
WI students in State Capitol chant “We’re with Walker” | Legal Insurrection
“The other day a group of visiting student basketball teams stood on the balcony as the anti-Walker Solidarity Singers went through their usual ritual, but then turned the tables by breaking into chants of ‘We’re with Walker'”
The Expanding Wealth Of Washington | Forbes
“This prosperity is rooted largely in the steady growth of the federal workforce, as federal spending accounts for one-third of the region’s economy.”
Today’s Word of the Day comes via Wordsmith.org
enceinte (en-SANT): 1. adjective Pregnant. 2. noun Fortification around a fort, castle, or town; area so enclosed.