First live show of the new year! Also, first show
broadcast from beneath a glacier! Greg Dworkin's
power hadn't gone out yet, so he joined us for a roundup of ACA
news, including Josh Marshall's "As
Obamacare Sign-Ups Surge, So Does Conservative Rage,"
Oregon Health Insurance Experiment study
, and comment on it by
. Also discussed: the De Blasio innauguration
coverage, the snowstorm, and Ezra Klein maybe-sorta plan to start
planning something, and why the NYT
is so interested in
it. Next, some musing on the coverage of the expansive and
still-growing NSA stories, starting with the centrist "balance"
game on the subject, Michael Dearing's "The
NSA and the Corrosion of Silicon Valley,"
and Julian Sanchez's
"NSA Stabs Silicon Valley in the Back."
"The Japanese Mob Is Hiring Homeless People to Clean Up
"Navy sailors have radiation sickness after Japan rescue."
are they related? That's not so hard to see. But how are they
related to the NSA stories? Only KITM bothers trying to make THAT