Fri, 17 January 2014
The big news event of the day: President Obama's speech addressing proposed NSA reforms. David Brooks steps in it again. Greg Dworkin's lightning round headline recap! Duck Dynasty's season premiere tanks in the ratings. Mathematigal smacks down a mansplaining letter printed in Nature. Obamacare success story from Utah, enabled by (apparent RINOs) Orrin Hatch & Mike Lee! The Jonathans corner: Cohn, "Obamacare's a 'Bailout' Now?" and Chait, "The Death of the Death of Obamacare." Media Matters notes "Fox News Doesn't Care About The 'Bloody Senate Report'" on Benghazi. Reaching a subpoena-driven crescendo in the GW Bridge scandal. Armando called in for discussion about the continuing Benghazi mania, in which, of course, all previous attacks on American diplomatic installations have been ignored, the larger implications of Christie's bridge closure episode and other transportation shenanigans, and recent revelations about yet more NSA spying techniques. Then, a look ahead at the president's NSA speech from Reuters and Marc Ambinder.