TUESDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Obama administration, as promised, goes after Arizona: “The Justice Department filed suit Tuesday against Arizona, charging that the state’s new immigration law is unconstitutional and requesting a preliminary injunction to stop the legislation from taking effect. ” Among other things the filing “asserts that the Arizona law would harm people’s civil rights, leading to police harassment of U.S. citizens and foreigners.”

* With Netanyahu visiting the White House, this was good timing: “The Israeli military said Tuesday that it had indicted “a number of” officers and soldiers for their actions during Israel’s three-week offensive in Gaza in the winter of 2008-9, including a staff sergeant accused of deliberately shooting at least one Palestinian civilian who was walking with a group of people waving a white flag.”

* Pressing charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning: “An Army intelligence analyst has been charged in connection with the leak of a controversial video of a U.S. helicopter strike and the transfer of more than 50 classified State Department cables, the military said Tuesday.”

* If you read far-right blogs or watch Fox News, you may have heard some hysteria about the New Black Panther Party case. Adam Serwer explains what the story is all about.

* Is climate change really worth tackling? Of course it is.

* Only Michael Steele’s RNC would pay $12,000 to an unpaid adviser.

* Does technology actually play a role in helping students learn?

* Fact-checking the Sunday shows.

* Believe it or not, there really was a board game called “BP Offshore Oil Strike.” The owner of a British toy museum, which houses a copy of the game, said, “The parallels between the game and the current crisis… are so spooky.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.