Dec 11, 2013
Enjoy today's extended segment with Greg Dworkin & Armando! Weather-related school delays in the region of KITM World Headquarters meant we were depending on them to step in, and they delivered! We covered a little bit of everything. The Mandela memorial. The ACA website is working & enrollment is up. The Ryan-Murray budget deal inches forward, taking flak along the way. Is OH Gov. Kasich the last Compassionate Conservative? Armando joins in a long discussion of the Hobby Lobby case, safe harbor provisions, and the concept of conscientious objection. Plus: the Time Person of the Year selection, and rebounding in the polls for the Obama administration. Returning to the conscientious objection issue, we read the fantastic blog post, "Get Your Fake Conscience Objections Off My Lawn." Related: another look at the continuing Twitter exchange between Amanda Carpenter and Brian Beutler. Lastly: NSA discussion. They're monitoring online video games, now. Plus Juan Cole, riffing off of President Obama's speech at the Mandela memorial, notes that even healthy dissent just isn't possible in a surveillance state.