THE LATEST FROM THE GOP….Mark Schmitt has the latest in Orwellian language control from Republicans, this one courtesy of Minnesota’s governor. You really have to wonder about these guys sometimes. It’s almost like they’re required to do something outrageous just to prove their Republican bona fides these days, sort of the way aspiring mafia thugs are required to kill someone to become made guys or something. Or maybe it’s a competition of some kind.

Or maybe they’ve just lost their humanity entirely. Hard to say.