Apparently, the choice of Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., to be the commencement speaker at Brandeis University (which is named after the leading Zionist in American history) is too much for some of the school's more sensitive souls. They've started a Facebook page to protest Oren's selection. There's no need for you to read the content of the page: the first line tells you everything you need to know about the protesters: "Commencement was supposed to be about us," they write.
Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.