Till the End of the Day

First day back in the saddle after some nice time off in other states north of here. Now that we’re back, here’s some links and things to read or look at:

Today in Fuck You: States that have rejected expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are leaving around 258,600 veterans without health insurance.

Oh, and by the way, a reminder that unemployment benefits have still not been extended because of the Republican-controlled House. A bill extending them was passed by the Senate months ago.

Meanwhile, the median income for a CEO of a public company crossed over $10 million last year.

This is a really good post about all the stuff those economics people have been talking about lately.

The Supreme Court took away some of the discretion states have to determine when somebody is too intellectually incapacitate to be executed.

President Obama today announced a plan to leave almost 9,800 troops in Afghanistan in 2015, down from the current 32,000, to preserve security and train the Afghan security forces, if the Afghan government signs onto a security agreement.

People who vote for candidates from different parties on one ballot tend to know less about politics than people who vote straight party-line.

Ayn Rand’s Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone.

Maybe you’re wondering whatever happened to “blog rock.” Maybe you have no idea what “blog rock” is. Maybe you’re like me and realizing that the type of mid-2000s indie rock you disliked actually has a name.

You probably watched the incredible Mad Men mid-season finale Sunday night (I belatedly watched it last night because traveling). You may be too young to remember this, but I leave you this afternoon with this:

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