Matthew O’Brien, writing in The Atlantic, asks if the American Dream is dead in the South.

Roy Edroso reads Jonah Goldberg so you don’t have to.

Did you know that Elizabeth Warren and Tom Coburn teamed up to introduce a bill?

Will Bunch wonders why we tolerate corruption until we don’t.

We seem to have plenty of money to build nuclear-armed submarines that can “house 16 Trident II D5 missiles fired from 44-foot-long missile tubes,” but Mitch McConnell says it would be irresponsible to pay our bills on time.

Did you see William Galston’s piece on a center-left plan for Social Security and Medicare?

How many responses to the State of the Union speech should the Republicans have? Is three enough, or do they need more?

Having lived through the real thing, about the last place on Earth I would ever want to be is in a museum dedicated to 9/11. Asking me to pay 24 bucks to get in? Nahgunnahappen.

Did you know that Paul Simon was on AZAPO’s hit list, and that Stevie Van Zandt got him off of it?

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