From the Weekend

We covered a fair amount of ground over the weekend. Here’s a quick overview of what you may have missed.

On Sunday, we talked about:

* Lindsey Graham is convinced “everything is worse” in the Obama era. Graham has apparently forgotten what “everything” means.

* For much of the right, government power and competence is not to be trusted when it comes to almost anything, except when the American government intends to kill American citizens.

* David Brooks has a provocative view of the social safety net: government shouldn’t rescue those who’ve “sinned.”

* President Obama is poised to push for the “Buffett Rule,” creating a new millionaires’ minimum tax rate.

And on Saturday, we talked about:

* House Republicans aren’t prepared to say no to the entire American Jobs Act; they’re just saying no to the parts most likely to create jobs.

* Public support for the American Jobs Act is lukewarm, but public support for what’s in the American Jobs Act is quite strong.

* In a powerful new video released by MoveOn.org, Susan Grigsby, who lost her brother to cancer after he was laid off and no longer had health insurance, has a good question for Republican presidential candidates.

* In “This Week in God,” we covered, among other things, a growing national movement of evangelical pastors who mobilizing politically for the 2012 election.

* With just a couple of days until the formal end of DADT, military officials are righting some old wrongs.

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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.