Mon, 9 September 2013
Syria still very much on all our minds today, and as usual we differ from the framing we're being offered by the punditry. Greg Dworkin rounds up the home stretch of the NYC primary elections, the choosing up of sides on Syria among columnists and commentators, how Marco Rubio has written himself out of the script for 2016, and a special call-out for David Jarman's "Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: No, Republicans can't win with white voters alone." After a run-down of headlines of the stories waiting in the wings (including the very intriguing WaPo entry, "Hiding in N. Virginia, a daughter of Auschwitz"), a look at a CNN piece on the new hotness in recreational shooting: exploding targets. From the world of #GunFAIL: a 3-year-old girl accidentally shoots & kills herself with her parents' gun while camping in Yellowstone National Park. Thanks to Sen. Tom Coburn for enabling that. An exploration of the meme that a failure of a Syria vote in Congress dooms Obama's second term agenda. Discussions of Nicholas Kristof's "Pulling the Curtain Back on Syria," and David Cay Johnston's "Failed Policy -- The 401(k) Shrinks In A Growing Economy."