From the Weekend

FROM THE WEEKEND…. We covered a fair amount of ground over the weekend. Here’s a quick overview If you may have missed.

On Sunday, we talked about:

* House Republicans will take up health care reform repeal this week. Their plan is a very bad idea.

* Charles Blow’s criticism of the left’s reaction to the Tucson shootings is odd and unpersuasive.

* Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) has picked 20 officials for his cabinet. They’re all white, and nearly all men.

* Reporters may hope otherwise, but it seems unlikely Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will turn over a new leaf.

* The Affordable Care Act still isn’t popular, but anti-reform passions appear to be cooling.

* The latest conservative effort to criticize the memorial service in Tucson may be the dumbest yet.

And on Saturday, we talked about:

* The right’s reliance on closed information systems — its epistemic closure — rarely serves conservatives well.

* Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) doesn’t seem to understand that having a black son is not a shield against race-related questions.

* New reports about Ronald Reagan showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease during his presidency don’t seem especially surprising.

* Republican dead-enders on DADT keep digging in, long after the fight ended.

* I wonder what Limbaugh and his ilk would be saying if the DNC gave its first African-American chairman the boot after a successful midterm cycle.

* And the Reince Priebus era begins at the Republican National Committee.

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Steve Benen

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.