WALTER SHAPIRO IS LEAVING USA TODAY: I think this is a dreadful move for USA Today, and predict that they’ll come to regret it. Shapiro is an interesting and fair columnist at a paper whose stable of columnists isn’t so great that they can afford to lose him. I’m sure he’ll be picked up elsewhere, but I’ll miss him, and I guess I’ll have to take down his permalink, which was one of the first columnist permalinks I put up on InstaPundit.