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People are upset about this Potato Head thing – but when I call someone a shithead, I seldom take the time to attach a gender-specific honorific.

"I'm happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do, Nance. Whatever you want me to do." – Joe Biden, 3/3/3021 at virtual presser.

I've said in the past that Nancy Pelosi doesn't need to run for president because she is already the most powerful woman in the country and coasts to 30% margins of victory every two years.

But now it seems she is actually running the presidency.

Without specific explanation, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced it will stop publishing and licensing six Dr. Seuss titles for portrayals that are 'hurtful and wrong'.

At this writing, Dr. Seuss titles account for nine of the top ten best selling books at Amazon.

Well played, Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

(None of the top ten titles are on the verboten list).

HEADLINE: "CPAC Orlando: Trump hints at running again in 2024 as a Republican, but only 68% of attendees agree"

Not news, news-like product – in any other context, 68% favorability is a landslide.

Is not the real story the revelation that Trump remains the front-runner among conservatives? This can't bode well for the GOP. 

American positions in Iraq were attacked last week, so the U.S. attacked Syria this week.

Aren't you glad things are back to normal?

Although the failure of wind turbines and solar panels has dominated much of the discussion around Texas’ current power crisis, the story is more involved than ideologically-positioned news show hosts can comprehend. All forms of electricity generation and distribution have been affected by the widespread severe cold, including gas and oil.

Electricity distribution in Texas is not regulated and operates entirely by private entities brokering the exchange of electricity. Additionally, Texas operates its grid as an island; it cannot ship excess production to other states nor – more importantly – import electricity from other states on demand.

Due to profit constraints, power generation and transmission facilities have not been hardened against extreme weather, nor is the reserve margin (capacity above peak load) adequate to mitigate such weather eventualities.

As a result of the widespread power generation and transmission failures, grid isolation, and free market forces, electricity prices have spiked from $40 per megawatt hour to $9,000/MWH – a spike that will be passed on to consumers in the de-regulated system.

Far from being an argument against alternative energy, the situation in Texas is a case study for the public regulation of vital services.