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Ukraine Tense As Armed Standoff in Crimea Escalates

Believe it or not, but the most popular post of the day was the Beard of the Week. I’m a bad person.

Five others: a deeper conservatism; a tidal wave for equality; decriminalized weed in DC; the Pope on civil unions; and the rogue CIA.

See you in the morning.

(Photo: A Ukrainian man looks out at the countryside from a train on the outskirts of the Crimean city of Simferopol on March 4, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. By Spencer Platt/Getty.)

Update from a reader:

Wow.  I logged on to the Dish tonight, to see if you had any new Ukraine coverage … and there’s my favorite high school teacher front and center with a bunch of his current students.  The high school in that picture is Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, OK.  I’m an alum, class of ’02.  It’s a great school, and Father O’Brien was a fantastic teacher in my day, and is, i’m quite sure, doing an equally wonderful job as the school’s president. Despite the excellent scholastic education I got at BK, the religious nature of the education didn’t stick with me. But if it had, Father O’Brien, and couple of the lay Christian Brothers, would have been the reason why.