It has been a very long day

As their Senate brothers and sisters, led by Connecticut’s Sen. Chris Murphy, did last week with a filibuster, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) started a sit-in to call attention to their august body’s inability to do something in regard to gun legislation. The Senate …

So it’s the Democrats’ turn tonight…

…and I’m all a-tingle. Not really, but the Democratic presidential candidates will debate tonight on CNN, and here’s the line-up. The New York Times says there aren’t wide gaps between the candidates, just subtle divides. So. Any hope for the entertainment we gleaned from the Republicans? Any name-calling, d’ya think? Any one suggesting indentured servitude or commenting on …

Some Republicans are pushing OTC birth control

Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire are leading the push for over-the-counter birth control pills. And you know what? They’re Republicans. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists approves. So Democrats? What say you? Thanks, Leftover, for the link.

The Republicans’ war on sanity

Republican lawmakers are targeting NPR,  Planned Parenthood, and AmeriCorps. NPR and Planned Parenthood have long been popular targets for the Party of Lincoln (can’t have an informed populace, and you dare not let women take their health into their own hands) but AmeriCorps? And on Friday, they’ll kill Santa. You heard it here first. Cretins.