- Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is The question on everyone's mind:
- What you missed on Sunday Kos ...
- Sunday's comic was The simplest solution ..., by Matt Wuerker
- Illinois congressional primary preview, by David Nir
- The newfound contempt for veteran teachers, by Steve Singiser
- AFL-CIO calls for birth control access, immigration reform, and overturning Citizens United, by Laura Clawson
- Looking under the hood of recent national polls, by DemFromCT
- The Progressive Fight Against The Encroachment Of Religion On Our Secular Government, by Armando
- Sarah Palin's legacy is Mitt Romney's problem, by brooklynbadboy
- Women of color in women's history. Part three: African-Americans, by Denise Oliver Velez
- The War on Women continues, this week in Tennessee, where Republicans aren't concerned about the privacy of women or the safety of doctors:
Doctors who perform abortions in Tennessee could see their names listed online, and women who undergo the procedures could be unintentionally identified under a bill pending in the state legislature.
- Because Ron Paul and the entire Republican primary process hasn't been crazy enough:
Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouri’s largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders.
“It’s like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here,” St. Charles County’s former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers.
- He's baaaa-aaaack:
In a new Web video, former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain asks supporters to "descend" on Washington, D.C. on April 16 to rally in favor of his "9-9-9" tax reform proposal.
Appearing in front of an American flag, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO calls for a "new revolution" against tax oppression.
- Judge David Flanagan was not alone:
Twenty-nine circuit court judges in Wisconsin were among the thousands to sign recall petitions against Gov. Scott Walker, according to a Gannett Wisconsin Media analysis.
Dane County Judge David Flanagan has drawn the lion's share of the scrutiny after issuing a temporary restraining order March 6 against a Walker-backed voter ID law without disclosing his support of the recall, but the analysis shows he was joined by judges from 15 other counties in signing petitions.
Walker supporters were outraged that Flanagan did not disclose his apparent conflict and filed ethics complaints against the judge. However, judges who signed the petition and agreed to interviews defend their decision as constitutionally protected and not explicitly banned by the Wisconsin Code of Judicial Conduct.
- Note to the Minnesota highway patrol: You may want to keep an eye on lawmakers who vote against this:
The Minnesota Legislature is expected to vote this week to rescind a get-out-of-jail-free card for state lawmakers who are arrested for drunken driving.
Facing accusations of name-calling by Republicans, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley said Sunday that he never called House Speaker William O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, a “baboon” at a dinner rally Friday night in Manchester.
“I called him a buffoon,” said Buckley. “I wouldn't want to insult baboons.”
- Here's another quick version of Game Change: all of John McCain's cursing in 54 seconds.
Midday open thread
Posted by Arjun Jaikumar on March 19, 2012