We’ll take a day off from leading with the mess du jour in Washington to go with this: Peyton Manning’s first post-surgery pass was to Todd Helton, who was standing 10 yards away. Unfortunately, the pass went only five. A great piece by Sally Jenkins on how Manning almost didn’t make it back.
Manning’s wobbly return to greatness. Via the Washington Post.
How to fix the glitches, according to Penn vice-provost. Via New York Times.
You have to first get out from under the laws of a state before you can make up new laws! Three Greeley lawyers say Weld County commissioners overstepped their authority when they proposed breaking with Colorado and forming a 51st US state. Such a proposal they say has to come from the people.
USA turning into Colorado: 58 percent say pot should be legal.
Some Utah Republicans look at their senator, Mike Lee, and see Ted Cruz. Via Washington Post.
Andrew Cohen says Supreme Court can get death penalty and mental disability right. Via the Atlantic.
How did Jon Stewart become a conservative fave? Just say something bad about Obamacare. Via the National Journal.
Lots of people in Japan don’t care about getting laid. “Mendokusai translates loosely as ‘Too troublesome’ or ‘I can’t be bothered'” via The Guardian
Angry at Congress? You could make art, like Czech sculptor David Cerny, who “installed on the Vltava River a 30-foot-high, plastic, purple hand with a raised middle finger.” It points directly at the Prague Castle, where President Milos Zeman resides.