There is some bad news to report today. Dean Barnett has passed away at the age of 41. He had cystic fibrosis and had been in the hospital in Boston for a few weeks. If you are not familiar with Dean, his work at the Weekly Standard often appeared at Robinson and Long and he occasionally guest hosted for Hugh Hewitt. He was a serious red sox fan and was very quick to state how fantastic a team they were (in any circumstances). He was a gentleman, and I am sure he will be missed. There is more about him at Hot Air. Heaven has gained a really good political commentator.