Kathleen Sebelius is the fall person for the disastrous Obamacare rollout — but not before the exchanges hit their goal. So what exactly is her legacy, asks Jonathan Cohn at the New Republic. Ezra Klein, at Vox, says that the reason Sebelius is resigning is because Obamacare has won.
Paul Krugman writes that the real Obamacare disaster has nothing to do with the disastrous rollout. Via the New York Times.
You’ve probably heard that Colbert has been named to replace Letterman next year? Did you also hear that the CBS move was an declaration of “war on the heartland of America”? If you listen to Rush Limbaugh, you have. Via Talking Points Memo.
Twenty-one times Colbert has dropped his act and been the guy who will replace Letterman. Via Vox.
Meanwhile, in the New York Times, Timothy Egan tells us how to heal the heartland. Hint: It has nothing to do with Colbert or Limbaugh.
Is the conservative plot to take the speakership from John Boehner real? Or is it just another take on the same old story? Via the Atlantic.