Wiretap: RIP inspirational Colorado lawmaker Ken Gordon

 
Ken Gordon, former Senate majority leader, was the kind of politician who actually believed in the idea of doing good. He was a political junkie who tried to get the junk — and all the obscene money — out of politics. If only there were more like him. It is no surprise to see the bipartisan praise for his political life.

Ken Gordon dies of apparent heart attack at age 63. Via FoxNews31.

Read Lynn Bartels’ tribute to Gordon. Via the Denver Post.

Duck Dynasty, meet Pope Francis. Via EJ Dionne at the Washington Post.

10th Circuit turns down stay request on same-sex marriage in Utah. Via Fox13 in Salt Lake City.

If you’re expecting anything better out of Washington in 2014, you haven’t been paying attention. Via Los Angeles Times.

The 60 Minutes Fail on the NSA, following its fail on Benghazi. David Carr via the New York Times.

Teaching isn’t rocket science. It’s much harder, says rocket scientist turned high school teacher. Via Slate.

How the Coen Brothers go political: very subtly. Via the Atlantic.

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