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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Stories to Watch: 12/23/10

Tomorrow's Christmas Eve, so I'm thinking I'll take the day off. I'll probably still tweet a headline or two, which you can also follow at Diigo or my new Tumblr blog (come on Tumblrs, follow me). In any case, Happy holidays folks. Keep it safe. Now here's the news...

Harry Reid's reportedly working on filibuster reform, because the best time to stop Republican obstructionism is after it's been really successful for about two years. If you want to stop progress for 24 months... Well, OK. But 25? That's just going too far.

Word is that the filibuster reform would require senators to actually filibuster -- i.e., stand up there yacking for hours on end like Bernie Sanders did so awesomely. As it is today, "filibustering" senators don't even have to show up. Don't think the filibuster's been abused in recent years? Then the facts hate you.

The world stands in shocked silence after Pat Robertson says something that's not hateful, cruel, stupid, or insane. Is it possible to have a sort of reverse Alzheimer's, where a previously goofy-in-the-head patient becomes more and more lucid as time passes?

You know how bigots like to say, "Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims?" I call bullshit on that.

Oprah says Sarah Palin doesn't frighten her, because voters are smart. Somehow, this becomes the worst thing ever.

Finally, it turns out affirmative action determines the RNC chair and co-chair. No, really. They've got a quota and everything.

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