Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 13th from 12:28 to 12:42:
Republicans Don’t Really Care About “Getting Things Done” in Washington – Here's the latest from Pew. It's offered as a wee course correction for every pundit who somehow thinks the GOP leadership will be more motivated to work with President Obama this year than they were after the 2010 election. Survey says: screw that stuff. Let the eye poking begin.
- Here’s Who You Should Boycott as Long as This Racist Gov Is on Their Payroll – Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour continues making racial slurs. Let’s stop giving money to the clients of his lobby firm.
- The Democrats Lost Big, but Obama Should Double Down – It’ll provoke a giant outcry from the GOP—but that’s part of the point.
- The GOP Senate: Worry! – From blocking nominees to launching pointless investigations to deregulating everything, the new Senate is poised to wreak havoc.
- The Value of Whiteness – A lawsuit is being waged against the “wrongful birth” of a black child.
- Why You Shouldn’t Marry for Money – Conservatives’ silver bullet is a joke.
- Michael Brown’s Parents Plan News Conference To Discuss New Autopsy Details – The parents of Michael Brown have scheduled a news conference for Thursday morning to discuss what they say is new information about a private autopsy performed on their son.
- Imagine Your Water Bill Shooting Up to $4,000: Inside One of Detroit’s Biggest Crises – Ricardo Russell’s monthly water bill averaged around $60 at his home on Detroit's west side. Then in January he opened an envelope from the Detroit Water Department claiming he had used $2,000 worth of water—in one month.
- Reza Aslan shatters GOP beliefs: Jesus from history was “the nightmare of Bill O’Reilly” – At an event, the scholar ponders the way the GOP has made Jesus into their icon.
- Federal contract workers strike for $15 and a union – Workers serving food, cleaning buildings, and working other low-wage jobs under federal contracts in Washington, DC, are striking again Thursday—and they're expanding their fight again.