I know a lot of you have been battered yet again by Winter Storm Titan. Stay warm tonight.

Here are some warmed-up remains of the day:

* In interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, Obama sends a pretty tough message to Neyanyahu on eve of Bibi’s White House visit.

* Markos Kounalakis argues Tiananmen Square may be better analogy for Putin’s actions than anything Hitler did.

* Salon‘s Brian Beutler explains why House Republicans can’t really vote on a full Obamacare repeal for the 50th time.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman thinks so highly of the new Shatterproof organization providing comprehensive support for substance abuse efforts that he’s rappelling down the Pasadena Westin hotel as part of a fundraiser. Yikes.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay notes white students are projected to represent a minority of public school attendees by this fall.

And in non-political news:

* Several Bay/Silicon Valley companies pay interns over $6,000 a month. Wonder if there is an age cap.

That’s it for Monday. To close a day of Russo-centric Western rock-and-roll, here are The Vibrations with “Disco in Moscow.”

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.