I’m at USC for another round of debate with David Corn. We debated last night and are debating again tonight–hundreds of freshmen (of radically varying levels of alertness) are required to attend for their writing class. Anyway, I had what must have been a Southern California moment when I got here. I was having trouble getting a dial-up connection in my room. A guy came up to try to help. He couldn’t figure it out and said it might be the weather making it hard to get through. The weather? I could understand that if there were a monsoon, or a thunderstorm, or even a mild breeze outside. But it wasn’t even raining! It was just cloudy! But I guess out here that constitutes inclement weather.