The Onion takes aim at the GOP 2012 "candidate crisis"
in a hilarious new video.
The president of Focus on the Family admits that they've probably lost the gay marriage issue
, citing the fact that more and more young Americans simply have no opposition to it given that they see it as a rights issue rather than a moral issue.
Indiana has a new law that will strip Planned Parenthood of medicaid funding, and the White House plans to fight it
on the grounds that it violates the rights of patients to seek treatment from their preferred providers. Though it may be difficult for the White House to push this without hurting medicaid recipients in Indiana, there's also a lawsuit in the works that may yet save the day.
Mark Schmitt discusses how the Ryan plan reveals the age gap in the US
and urges progressive politicians to start crafting and championing policy that speaks to the reality of younger citizens, whose experience of the economy and society is vastly different from that of the Greatest Generation who had everything handed to them on a silver fucking platter. (Actually, he put that last bit much more diplomatically than I did. I know they fought an important war and all, but their behavior since then has left a lot to be desired I think.)
Ezra Klein tries to get at the heart of why the Republicans initially supported the Ryan plan
even though they seem to have been aware of the fact that it a) was no good and b) hadn't a snowball's chance in hell of passing.
Grab your pom-poms because it looks like competitive cheerleading might finally get recognized as a sport
And finally: you've probably had this conversation
about music at least once in your life. If you're lucky, you had a good long laugh at yourself shortly thereafter. If you're not, you can have one now.