Wiretap: States legislatures prepare to defund Planned Parenthood

State level

If Congress couldn’t pass a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, a host of state legislatures are ready to go next. Via The New York Times.

Great leader

Jonathan Allen writes in Vox: Jimmy Carter may have had a failed presidency, but he was still a great American leader. After leaving the White House, he made a career as a crusader for peace and against poverty and disease, setting the standard by which all post-presidency careers will be measured.

Enemy No. 1

Eugene Robinson on Hillary Clinton’s unforced errors and why she remains, after all these years, her own worst enemy. Via The Washington Post.

Fiorina’s record

Fiorina is running on her record as a business leader. But even as she climbs in the polls, it might help if her record were better. Via The New York Times.

Hannity vs. Beck

In the fight you were waiting to see, Sean Hannity defends Donald Trump from Glenn Beck. Via Politico.

Hairy matters

The New York Times, Ana Marie Cox and Bernie Sanders’ hair. Via The Daily Caller.

Bezos response

Jeff Bezos’s response to The New York Times article on Amazon. Via The Atlantic.

Roving through history

The great historian Eric Foner on the Civil War, abolitionists, Reconstruction and why Karl Rove is among his biggest fans. Via Jacobin magazine.


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