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I get told a lot I don't take enough time off. So I'm taking the collective advice and going on vacation for a week. I'll be somewhere outside the country with my family for the next week. I leave you in the able hands of our great team.
We'll be taking The Hive offline at 7 PM eastern this evening for service and software upgrade. We believe it will take roughly an hour. But it's possible it could run longer. Look forward to a cleaner, smooth Hive experience when we come back this evening.
Also, this upgrade is the first step to a new commenting architecture we will be debuting soon in the Editor's Blog. So keep your eyes out for later this month.
Nichole Perkins takes on one of my favorite shows today -- FX's Justified: "Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was known for his blonde leading ladies with their “icy sexuality,” and Raylan Givens is not immune to his own version of the Hitchcock blonde."
People say lots of crazy stuff. Particularly right-wingers struggling to find analogies that might explain why their present day indignities, would-be oppressions or efforts to be understood place them in the descent of history's inconic victims - enslaved Africans in the Americas, gassed Jews in the Holocaust, to name only the most frequent examples.
Another dispatch from Ukrainian emigre TPM Reader RS. Please note his own caveats about the reliability of the reports and the different actors trying to push their own narratives of events ...
Just wanted to send you a quick note on events in Ukraine. I realize most of the world is concentrated on what's going on in Crimea, some are already moving on. I just wanted to point to something else that's going on.