Wiretap: Oklahoma can do it. Colorado can’t.

 
When Amendment 66 went down by 30 points, we were told not to worry, because throwing money at education doesn’t work. Well, in Oklahoma — the reddest of red states – they’ve thrown a lot of money at kindergarten and preschool and home visits before preschool and – guess what — it seems to be working. So writes Nicholas Kristof at the New York Times.

Oklahoma, where the kids learn early. You think it would work in Colorado?

Now comes evidence health insurance companies who have said they’re canceling policies “due to Obamacare” haven’t been honest with customers. Shock! Anti-Obamacare crusaders in the House (Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner) are sure to begin holding hearings demanding the companies apologize.

The food stamp diet: It makes you obese and leaves you hungry. Via the Washington Post.

Could Elizabeth Warren be Hillary Clinton’s 2016 nightmare. Noam Scheiber makes the case. Via New Republic.

Ted Cruz: How he got from Harvard Law School to the Tea Party. Via the Boston Globe.

Boeing basically writing tax and labor laws for itself in Washington state. The unsurprising result is a blow to the machinist union and a $8 billion tax break.

Baby, you still can’t drive my car. Via the New Yorker.

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