Somewhere, a single perfectly formed tear is rolling down Micheal Stipe’s cheek.
- In a statement as classy and slightly odd as ever, Rep. Phil Gingrey endorsed “the gentleman from Savannah.”
- What David Perdue’s career has to do with cap-and-trade and why Michelle Nunn won’t take a position on the EPA’s carbon emissions standards.
- Tray Matthews cannot stop talking and can stop playing safety for UGA.
- Vernon Keenan, director of the GBI, will receive a Distinguished Service Award for contributions to criminal intelligence, which I believe means keeping fans from storming the field at last year’s LSU game.
- The Braves have begun construction on The House that White Flight Built.
- Senator Chambliss called on the president to de-classify information regarding the five Taliban officers exchanged for Sgt. Bergdahl.
- How Athens can learn from Greenville and why hipsters shouldn’t weep at the thought.
- NYT reporting on how the Bergdahl deal came together, with an added reminder that neither the Senate nor Afghanistan is comfortable with the trade.
- A national reporter looks in to the GOP abyss and actually finds unity. We stare back, Dave. We stare back.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates (I cannot resist linking to him) on The Case for American History against “historical creationism.”
- “Do Demorats Have a Ghost of a Chance in Mississippi?” No.
- How a sexy 1909 viral hit paved the way for pop culture.
- Next time a two-bit philosopher drones on about hip-hop’s materialism, show them Kendrick Lamar’s new house.
- Democrats have picked up a new handsome billionaire. The subsequent Oxygen TV movie set for 2015 release.
Morning Reads are an open thread. Tell us what you really think, assuming you are not Donald Sterling