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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Stories to Watch: 7/17/13

Strong evidence that Richard Cohen's shockingly racist Washington Post column on racial profiling actually is shocking racist: professional white supremacists think it's the best thing ever.

Not surprisingly, Ta-Nehisi Coates blows Cohen's arguments out of the water, stripping them down to their naked stupidity. Ed Kilgore writes that Cohen "should be on his knees retching with shame if he read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ reaction to his 'reasonable suspicion' column."

Obamacare is projected to cut New Yorkers' insurance premiums by 50%. The reason? The dreaded individual mandate. And that's not good news for the GOP, which explains their panic.

A day after a deal was struck to avoid the "nuclear option" of actual filibuster reform, Republicans very nearly break that deal with a vote to confirm Pres. Obama's Labor Secretary Tom Perez. A filibuster was launched and it got exactly the 60 votes it needed to end it. This argreement might be a little rickety.

File under "Things that are a really terrible idea": a CNBC hack decided he was going to "school" Elizabeth Warren on the subject of financial regualtion. It went about as well as you'd expect.

Hey, here's a surprise: Ted Nugent is a racist. Who would've guessed?

The Republican War on Voting suffers a setback in Ohio.

Are some Wall Street banksters finally going to face criminal charges? I'll believe it when I see it.

Finally, the head of the Pennsylvania GOP admitted today that voter ID laws suppress the democratic vote. Wait, did I say "admitted"? I meant "bragged."

[cartoon via McClatchy Newspapers]

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