Jan 8, 2015
Greg Dworkin collects the day's headlines, esoterica, and his picks for best & worst of reactions from the right. The House wastes no time in failing to govern (but we're OK with it, and explain how it happened). Weird news: obit for a forger. Pollsters find more "independents" than ever, yet no less partisanship. Probably because B.S. How Europeans relate to their Muslim populations. Comparing the NAACP bombing news. Armando shares stories on Saxby Chambliss' becoming a not-lobbyist, and the newest front in Chris Christie's War on Toast, and the various nuances of the day's free speech issues. Texas open carry advocates split over tactics, and it's sort of entertaining. Finally, we begin reading through James Fallows' "The Tragedy of the American Military."