Tue, 2 September 2014
We're back, post-Labor Day, to celebrate Eric Cantor having landed on his feet with a Wall Street firm. Surprise! What a regular guy he is! Greg Dworkin rounded up stories on the Gop's anti-Obamacare strategy death spiral, the collapse of resistance to Medicaid expansion, both leading to the possible dissolution of the once-hyped "wave." So what's left for them? How about using this pre-fab punditry formula to turn almost anything into a "serious issue?" What about ISIS? Chris Christie tries on the foreign policy costume, donors say it doesn't fit. And don't miss Greg's weekend wrap-up, "Things you can learn from Mom and Dad", Rei's latest on Bárðarbunga. Thank the stars for their substance, because from where I sat, the weekend was filled with chatter about tan suits and naked selfies. Last week's 9-year-old with an Uzi story continued to capture eyes & imaginations, but there was plenty of routine kids' #GunFAIL, too. And the clamor for reaction to Russia leads to bans on imports, which leads to AK-47s, which of course leads to new conspiracy theories. Brooklynbadboy tipped us off to East End Long Island's fight between the rich and the insanely rich. And Armando joined in to discuss the WaPo's compensation for Katherine Weymouth, the fate of Michael Sam, and the many issues swirling around the NFL.