- Today’s comic by Matt Bors is Santorum go bye bye:
- What’s coming up on Sunday Kos …
- Mitt Romney, incompetent campaigns, and anti-Southern elitism, by Steve Singiser
- Teacher job satisfaction drops as school budget cuts and layoffs rise, by Laura Clawson
- The PVI/Vote Index: Quantifying good Dems, bad Dems and ugly Republicans, by David Jarman
- The Obama administration steps up for bullied kids in Minnesota, by Scott Wooledge
- Women of color in women’s history. Part two: Latinas, Denise Oliver Velez
- The danger of the current arguments on contraception, by Dante Atkins
- Rage against the Rush:
- Fox News somehow manages to bury today’s report on improving job numbers. What a shock.
- Bitter, party of one?
Dennis Kucinich said today that he has no plans to endorse his former friend and the winner of Ohio’s 9th Congressional District seat, Marcy Kaptur.
“I haven’t done that and I’m not sure I will,” he said. “The problem is in politics if someone runs a gutter-level campaign, you’re just expected to say it’s OK and you move on. Marcy’s been my friend for 30 years and I have to tell you, it was pretty surprising to me the kind of campaign that was run, it was more worthy of Karl Rove than Marcy Kaptur.”
- On the bright side, after resigning earlier today, he’ll have more time to hike the Appalachian Trail … or not:
Former South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard has pleaded guilty to seven counts of violating the State Ethics Act.
- Proof that Haley Barbour will never run for national office:
Mississippi’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the controversial pardons of more than 200 convicts that former Gov. Haley Barbour granted on his way out of office, rejecting a challenge by the state’s attorney general. [...]
One of the pardoned trusties was David Gatlin, who had been serving a life sentence for killing his estranged wife Tammy while she held their 6-week-old baby.
- A Republican New York Assemblyman, Teresa Sayward, doesn’t like any of the GOP presidential candidates:
SAYWARD: I do not have a favorite in the presidential race, if I had to vote today, I’d vote for Obama.
SAYWARD: Absolutely… Because I really, truly think that the candidates that are out there today for the Republican side would take women back decades.
Did D.C’s political and media elite find Hollywood’s portrayal of “Game Change” and Sarah Palin fascinating? You betcha.
HBO’s “Game Change” had its star-studded — for Washington, at least — premiere Thursday night in the Newseum with some of the town’s political and media VIPs in attendance alongside star Julianne Moore and producer Tom Hanks. Once the credits rolled to applause, guests milled around the lobby and offered their snap judgments on the film and its take on the former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee to POLITICO.
The overall feeling? Moore got it darn right.
- The New York Times is reporting that Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is buying The New Republic.
- I’m pretty sure the researchers were high:
Alcoholism could be treated using the mind-bending drug LSD, as the hallucinogenic trips it creates alter the drinker’s perception of their habit.
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, central Norway, assessed the results of controlled trials that took place during the 1960s and 1970s in the US and Canada, the study published Thursday showed.
- A funny take on the “comment section for every article ever written about PETA.”
Midday open thread
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