FROM THE WEEKEND…. We covered a fair amount of ground over the weekend. Here’s a quick overview of you may have missed.
On Sunday, we talked about:
* The incoming House Republican majority won’t shy away from culture-war issues, including efforts to restrict abortion rights. Will conservative excesses help Dems come together?
* Fifty years ago, John F. Kennedy presented a timeless standard for religion, government, and politics. Sarah Palin thinks JFK had it backwards.
* Voters in Long Island’s Nassau County thought it’d be a good idea to elect a Tea Partier for county executive. It’s not working out well.
* Dana Milbank’s memory on the health care reform debate is deeply flawed.
* Wisconsin’s conservative incoming governor is already driving jobs and economic development out of the state.
* Fareed Zakaria considers whether Glenn Beck’s estimates on Islamic terrorism make any sense. (They don’t.)
And on Saturday, we talked about:
* Putting aside whether the tax deal is a good idea or a bad idea, it doesn’t constitute “triangulation.”
* Congressional Republicans opposed health care funding for 9/11 rescue workers. The media didn’t care.
* In “This Week in God,” we covered, among other things, the unfortunate fact that Oklahoma’s foolish anti-Sharia efforts are spreading to other states.
* How exasperating are Republican tactics on the Hill? Even Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) is annoyed.
* Former President Bill Clinton holds court at the White House.
* And Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) makes the transition to progressive folk hero.