Wiretap: Avoiding an anti-abortion government shutdown

Shutdown slowdown

Abortion bills are moving forward in both the Senate and the House. Can a budget showdown be far behind? There seems to be agreement on a clean temporary fix that would forestall a government shutdown – but a fix that wouldn’t last for very long. Via The New York Times.

Good planning

The economic case for government funding of Planned Parenthood, starting with the fact that it eases the burden on the government’s safety net. Via The Atlantic.

The boss

Vox explains Carly Fiorina’s controversial tenure as Hewlett-Packard CEO. And The Washington Post shows the ad based on that tenure that killed her chances in her run against Barbara Boxer for a U.S. Senate seat.

Blame game

The plan to train an opposition force to put on the ground in Syria has been a disaster. On that, everyone seems to agree. But whose fault is it? Via The New York Times.

Do nothing

Janet Yellen and the Fed did the right thing by doing nothing on interest rates – at least for now. Via The New Yorker.

Tick tock

Ahmed’s ordeal: Because stupidity is bigger in Texas. And then there are the zero-tolerance laws. Via The Daily Beast.

House guest

When the pope is sleeping over, there’s more to it than just changing the sheets. Via The Washington Post.

Chief victory

Peyton Manning’s not finished – and so the Kansas City Chiefs are. Via ESPN.


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