Top PolicyMic Stories – Who the Hell Does Dick Cheney Think He Is (Mike Fayette) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney shares with the world that President Obama is "our weakest president ever." But who is he to judge?
Milton Friedman Turns 100: Honoring His Legacy of Liberty and Limited Government (Vance Ginn) – Few individuals have changed the national debate about the role of government more than Milton Friedman. On what would have been his 100th birthday, here is a commemoration of his contributions to liberty.
Life Without Regret: On Saying Goodbye to the Mythic City of New York (Matthew Clair) – Opportunities pass us up in life, especially in a mythic city like New York. The key is to accept these losses, learn from them and never surrender to a life half-lived.
American Road Trip Ideas: 5 Must-See Places for the Broke College Kid (Sofia Scott) – Out of school and broke, yet still want to travel? Visit any of these five places and all you have to worry about is how to get the parents to lend you their car.
News From Across the Web – Ted Cruz Texas Showdown – Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz appears to be on the verge of a huge upset in Texas today in the state’s GOP run-off for the Senate seat of Kay Bailey Hutchison. Republican establishment Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst had been the favorite, but Cruz received lots of help from national conservatives like Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, and Jim DeMint. Dewhurst’s allies include Gov. Rick Perry. The result is sure to have national implications, far beyond the Lone Star State. Polls close at 9:00 p.m. EST. Follow along as PolicyMic live blogs the results.
Georgia Voters Determine the Fate of T-SPLOST – Georgia also hold primaries this evening for a series of House districts, but all eyes will be on the fate of the controversial transportation referendum known as T-SPLOST, which would raise sales taxes by 1 percent in order to raise $8.5 billion in traffic improvements. The Atlanta metro area has some of the worst traffic in the U.S, but the tax has come under scrutiny from Tea Party leaders (even though Gov. Nathan Deal and other pro-business Republicans are supporting it. Polls close at 7:00 p.m. EST. Follow along as we live blog the results tonight.
"Kiss My Ass" – Romney aide Rick Gorka has apologized to reporters after his off-color remark in Warsaw, during Mitt Romney's trip to Poland, the last leg of his three-country foriegn policy tour. As Romney was walking back from Pilsudski Square, reporters asked him whether he had any comment for Palestinians, who took offense to his suggestion on Monday in Jerusalem that Israel's economy is superior to Palestine's because of the cultural advantages Israelis enjoy. Romney ignored the questions, but Gorka responded: "Kiss my ass, this is a holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect." He then told a reporter to "shove it." Gorka later called a pair of reporters to apologize, saying it was "inappropriate."
Medals Watch – The Olympic medal count through Day 3 of competition:China – 17 total, 9 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze; USA – 17 total, 5 Gold, 7 Silver, 5 Bronze; Japan – 11 total, 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 6 Bronze; Italy – 8 total, 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze.
Tuesday Fun – The geography of Team USA (The Atlantic Cities); What the Vikings really looked like (Science Nordic); Plastic bag bans: Another feel-good eco-fad (RealClearScience); Get a job: The Craigslist experiment (Thought Catalog); RNC construction time lapse (YouTube); 20 years and 350 million copies later, Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine gets scary (The Daily Beast).
What We’re Reading – Romney tour '12: gaffepalooza (Washington Post); The Millennials: America's secular future (Big Think); Drone pilots waiting for a kill shot 7,000 miles away (NY Times); Why capitalism has an image problem (WSJ, tip-off: John Giokaris); Views on gun laws remain unchanged after the Aurora shooting (People-Press).