There are only four protesters left on the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon; the rest have left or gotten arrested. Of the few that remain, one insists that he be allowed to leave without being arrested even though there's a warrant out for him and he announced a few days ago that the citizens of America should rise up and kill police officers and federal agents. In other news:
- Ted Cruz had an opportunity to come across as a confident frontrunner without Donald Trump around at last night's debate—but he flopped.
- It turns out that Michigan governor Rick Snyder was named a "Public Official of the Year" by Governing magazine a few months after his appointees approved and implemented Flint's disastrous decision to use the Flint River for drinking water.
- The State Department said a number of emails that were on Hillary Clinton's private email server were classified "top secret."
- Hey, peace talks began in Syria! (Sort of. The Syrian opposition bloc hasn't shown up.)
- Sweden needs to chill out.
- And Elizabeth Warren published a largely banal New York Times op-ed that provoked a timeless question: Why don't politicians write more better?
Have a good weekend.