I love the story about Ben Carson’s mother requiring him and his brother to read a book and write a report on it each week. I have also heard that she required two book reviews a week from them. It was her way of crowding out delinquent notions that might creep into her children’s minds.

Henderson County, which remains in many ways a wholesome, reasonable place to live, has extended its libraries’ evening hours. Why, they even have better selections than we have up here.