That’s it for today, folks. I’ll be back for most of next week, but Kathleen Geier will be taking over for the weekend. I hope everyone is having a good holiday, and you’ve all got someone to at least keep you company; if you’ve got a few spare bucks and are still on the fence, we humbly request a little Christmas donation. In the meantime, here are a few links for the evening:
1. Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on the history of Phil Robertson’s race comments. As Pareene says, he is the best.
2. The administration says that the individual mandate will be delayed for people whose insurance plans were canceled. Ezra Klein explains what that means.
3. A federal judge just struck down Utah’s gay marriage ban. Utah is so awesome, it’s gets awesome in the few hours I stop pointing out that it’s awesome. Also:
@chrislhayes: Non traditional marriages in the state of Utah? Who’d a thunk it
5. Interesting thought from Greg Sargent, as Democrats keep fighting over Iran sanctions: “this bill comes to a vote and goes down in the Senate?” Fingers crossed.
Finally, great recut of It’s a Wonderful Life: