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Happy August. My youngest son (Max, of "MAXimum Greens") turns 15. Time marches on.

Leftists want to change the Texas capital's name because Stephen Austin thought freed blacks would become vagabonds. American Thinker breaks it down: "The proposal is loathesome [sic], another Taliban-like bid to erase history and leave citizens adrift, lost, and best of all, easier to manipulate in the aftermath by demagogues, presumably leftist demagogues intent on building a New Texas Man. Worse still, such a move would excite leftists elsewhere. St. Francis really had a thing about converting Muslims to Christianity, to "save their souls," so will San Francisco lose its name next?"

Paint me cutting edge: "Is America's birth rate about to start booming?" The piece is interesting, merely because the premise reverses every public opinion piece since Malthus, but it presents no compelling case that it's really going to start happening.

Jimmy Fallon: "Alex Trebek is hinting that he might retire from 'Jeopardy!' in 2020. When asked what he'll do in retirement, Trebek said, 'What is start drinking at noon?'"

Seth Meyers: "MTV has announced it's working on a new reality show with Lindsay Lohan. Well, she's been working on it for years – MTV just decided to start filming it."