After a brief break, I’m about to plunge back into family medical issues. So you’ll probably see few posts from me for a while.
Here are some midday news/views snacks for a cold weather Wednesday:
* Administration security-related proposal to move U.S. embassy to Vatican onto grounds of U.S. embassy to Italy being called–literally–a “slap in the face” to Catholics by the usual conservative suspects.
* Speaking of the Vatican, everybody’s parsing Pope Francis’ new “teaching document” on the Church’s priorities in pursuit of ammunition in intra-Church battles and culture wars.
* White House preserves option of executive action on immigration reform as legislative window begins to close.
* And speaking of immigration: Christie hedges bets, saying he still favors federal “Dream Act” but won’t sign allegedly more generous New Jersey version.
* At TAP, Scott Lemieux offers his highly-informed take on the contraception coverage mandate litigation before the Supremes.
And in non-political news:
* Remains of 10,000-year-old “cultic temple” found near Jerusalem.
I’ve posted a lot of Hendrix videos here over time, so here’s something I haven’t offered: a rare, garbled-but-still-fascinating 1967 video of the Experience performing one of my all-time favorites: “Manic Depression.”