What with the NYSE suspension of trading, the shutdown of United flights for a while, the crashing of the Wall Street Journal website, and the financial jitters in Europe and Asia, the conspiracy theorists have had a very good day.
Here are some remains of that day:
* Senate clears–on unanimous vote–first circuit court nominee of 2015. But no, Republicans aren’t dragging their feat on judicial confirmations! Perish the thought!
* CNN releases transcript of first HRC national TV network interview, which you’d think the entire First Amendment was designed to produce.
* At Ten Miles Square, Alison Gash argues that marriage equality will not be complete until same-sex couples’ parenting rights are guaranteed.
* At College Guide, Jason Delisle explains how Senate Republicans cut Pell Grant funding even as they increased the maximum individual grant.
* At Republic 3.0, Anne Kim discusses the one carbon tax proposal–from Maryland Democratic Rep. John Delaney, that could actually attract bipartisan support.
And in non-political news:
* At TNR, Chloe Angyal dissects the insecure masculinity of “bro country” music.
That’s it for Wednesday. We’ll close with a song that exemplifies the Dave Clark 5’s head-slamming-before-its-time style: “Bits & Pieces.”