• Greg Skidmore
  • Rand Paul don’t need no education.

Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That presidential hopeful Rand Paul wants to shut down the Department of Education? Drew Hunt

• That in most swing states, legalizing pot is more popular than Rand Paul or any other presidential hopeful? Mick Dumke

• That Phi Kappa Psi says it will “pursue all available legal action” against Rolling Stone for its retracted story of a gang rape at the University of Virginia? J.R. Jones

• About what you have to do to be fired from Rolling Stone (at least if you were Jim DeRogatis in 1996)? Aimee Levitt

• About the Finnish town that revamped its regional cuisine to improve heart health? Drew Hunt

• That you’ll just have to hold it if you need to use the restroom while strolling along the Bloomingdale Trail? Kevin Warwick

The Wire and Treme creator David Simon interviewing The Wire writer and novelist Richard Price? Tal Rosenberg

• That after their beloved Badgers lost to Duke in the NCAA men’s college basketball championship game, University of Wisconsin fans took to harassing a prized high school recruit on Twitter? Drew Hunt