Not much political news today, as expected. But here’s a news roundup, written after I watched my Georgia Bulldogs register a disappointing bowl loss, decided, like so many of their games this season, at the very end.
* Valuable WaPo piece by Somashekhar and Tumulty examines how expansion is changing the clientele for Medicaid.
* Jonathan Cohn collects eight predictions from experts of various hues about the fate of Obamacare in 2014.
* Graham Allison, for some reason, decides to sketch a scenario whereby a 2014 war between China and Japan draws the U.S, into a great power war.
* Ben Smith reports on Bill de Blasio’s “uncompromising” inaugural address as mayor of New York.
* Michael Moore argues for progressive strategy of Medicaid expansion in red states, single-payer in blue states.
And in non-political news:
* Big furor in Bama over couple who named newborn son Krimson Tyde. My wife predicts the birth of a child named Wardamn Eagle very soon.
We’ll be back to normal blogging tomorrow, with perhaps a brief early hiatus due to yet another dental appointment. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your New Year’s Day. To close, here’s some more Lightnin’ Hopkins, performing “Mojo Hand.”