Thu, 14 November 2013
Greg Dworkin's roundup reminds us of the ephemeral nature of too-early generic ballot mid-term election polling, updates the spin game on ACA "enrollment" numbers, and notes the divide between the political versus policy angles on the issue. And continuing with a favorite theme, he points to Rick Perlstein's latest, "The Grand Old Tea Party." From the wide world of weird news, the story that had Twitter all agog, "The Nanny Recipes: Skip the Microwave." Armando couldn't resist this one, but also previews his upcoming Sunday Kos piece on the relative wisdom of a hypothetical contested Democratic primary in 2016, with the even more hypothetical possibility of Elizabeth Warren contesting it against Hillary Clinton. After still more ranting about nanny training, we picked up this crazy story from former Kos-er Kaili Joy Gray, running under the title, "Idaho Republican Rapist Real Unhappy His Concealed Carry Permit is Revoked Just Because He Lied About Being a Rapist," and then Jonathan Chait's, "Rand Paul Fights Imaginary Doughnut Ban." Why doughnut and not donut? Because magazine. Finally, leading contenders for GunFAIL Derp of the Week: two stories about the latest hotness: accidentally firing your gun while out shopping.