Quick Takes

How about a twitterific “Quick Takes” today?

* Martin provided us with an excellent summary of President Obama’s modest and constitutional executive actions on guns earlier today. Here’s what I had to say about it all on twitter:

* Our friend Ed Kilgore provides some great history and insight about President Obama’s executive actions.

* Is it possible that Speaker Paul Ryan doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about?

* Speaking of cluelessness, one has to wonder if Sen. Marco Rubio has any idea about how democracy is supposed to work.

* For some details about the circular firing squad that is taking aim among Republican presidential contenders, Robert Costa has the goods.

* Some good news for the American auto industry (and BTW, “thanks, Obama!”)

* Contrary to a lot of our current cynicism about it, the social safety net is actually improving.

* And finally, in a twitterific news round-up, we need some news about twitter, don’t we?

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Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy LeTourneau is a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly. Follow her on Twitter @Smartypants60.