- Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Divine intervention:
- What you missed on Sunday Kos ...
- Traditional Media misrepresents CBO Report Obamacare job impact as Democrats fail at messaging, by Egberto Willies
- Why the balance of power in the Senate could be decided well before November, by Steve Singiser
- Job seekers beware of the fake job postings, by DarkSyde
- Democrats are from cities, Republicans are from exurbs, by David Jarman
- George Washington – is not my 'Great White Father', by Denise Oliver Velez
- Experimenting on children: why Johnny (and Jenny) isn’t learning middle school science, by Mark Sumner
- Patriotism is for suckers, by Ian Reifowitz
- Star Ledger says of Christie endorsement: "We blew this one":
“An endorsement is not a love embrace,” writes Tom Moran, the editorial page editor of The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger. But the Star-Ledger regrets hugging N.J. Gov. Chris Christie anyway:
But yes, we blew this one. When the endorsement ran, I could not get a cup of coffee in the People’s Republic of Montclair without my liberal friends taunting me. Back then, I pushed back.
Yes, we knew Christie was a bully. But we didn’t know his crew was crazy enough to put people’s lives at risk in Fort Lee as a means to pressure the mayor. We didn’t know he would use Hurricane Sandy aid as a political slush fund. And we certainly didn’t know that Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer was sitting on a credible charge of extortion by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.
- Oh, what a terrible, terrible loss:
Bill Keller, a columnist at The New York Times and its former executive editor, will leave the paper to become editor in chief of The Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism start-up focused on the American criminal justice system.Among those contributions was cheerleading for an invasion of Iraq and defense of a Bush propaganda conduit on the paper, Judith Miller.
“Bill has made so many contributions to The Times over his 30 years here, it’s difficult to quantify them,” said Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The New York Times. “He challenged his newsroom colleagues to innovate while remaining true to the highest journalistic standards, and we’re all better for it.”
- Two sisters of Iowa state rep found dead in what appears to be a double homicide: Sisters Sarah Wolfe and Susan Wolfe were found dead in their basement in Pittsburgh, Pa., with gunshot wounds. Sarah's car was found a mile away. Another sister, Mary Wolfe, is an Iowa state representative.
- Sen. Cantwell, Rep. Cole push for R--skins name-change:
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) are pressing the National Football League (NFL) to change the name of the Washington Redskins.Cole is an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation.
The two lawmakers plan to send a letter to the NFL Monday that argues the football team’s name is offensive to Native Americans and others.
- Fox Business trashes LEGO movies:
Fox Business Network’s Charles Payne is very indignant that The LEGO Movie, the weekend’s top-grossing film, is “pushing its anti-business message to our kids” because the villain is an evil businessman. He also remarks that the character “looks a little bit like Mitt Romney,” which is maybe a stretch.
Payne reprises the Fox complaint that 2011′s The Muppets, which grossed $165 million worldwide, was a deeply anti-capitalist movie as well. It’s almost as if Fox anchors are made of felt and have Roger Ailes’s hand up their ass, controlling their every word and movement. There is a word for that, we think.
- Best correction ever:
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated [Chris Christie front man Michael] Drewniak referred to the Port Authority's executive director as a "piece of crap." While Drewniak did call him a "piece of excrement," it was [Port Authority official] David Wildstein who referred to the executive director as a "piece of crap."
- Skater Kwan stumps for husband Clay Pell in Sochi:
Michelle Kwan is fitting in some time for political campaigning while she covers the Sochi Games.
The two-time Olympic figure skating medalist is asking notable names to pose for a photo holding a pin supporting her husband for governor of Rhode Island. Clay Pell, a Democrat, announced his candidacy Jan. 27.
- On today's encore performance Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin noted that Republicans still haven't wrapped their heads around losing the 2012 election. Next, a little explainer on what remains of the Senate hold, and the attempt to block Hagel and Brennan. And just for fun, did the blizzard have 2016 implications? Then, GunFAIL and a nod to the New York Times and NBC news for stepping up their coverage. Armando reminded us of the 7th anniversary of Harry Whittington unconscionably putting his face in the way of Dick Cheney's shotgun. Breaking news of the shooting in Delaware broke into the discussion as well.
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