Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:
Trinko: The Conservative Health Care Plan, Explained
“There’s a conservative health care plan that could reduce costs and help Americans get better access to medical care. Marie Fishpaw, director of domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to share what lawmakers would have to change, and how the plan would work. Read the transcript, posted below, or listen to the podcast.”
Boland: The real Russiagate: why are the press ignoring Putin’s troops in Venezuela?
“Over the weekend, two Russian military aircraft carrying General Vasily Tonkoshkurov along with over 100 Russian troops landed in Caracas, Venezuela. Did the US know Putin was planning this? What will America’s response be? Who knows, because the American media isn’t asking. What might well become the most explosive situation since the Cuban missile crisis has gone almost totally ignored on the homepages of our major news sites. Rather than inquire what will be done about Russian troops in Venezuela, the media focuses its myopic gaze on the only Russia story they seem capable of seeing: what role Russia may have played in our 2016 presidential election. Instead of a timely, relevant, and newsworthy story on what’s happening in Venezuela, we get wall-to-wall coverage on ‘news’ that is three years stale. An American media consumer should be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing of any importance happening anywhere in the world. The news comprised of this smattering of inanity Wednesday afternoon: . . .”
Hinderaker: Eric Holder Clarifies
“Yesterday on MSNBC, President Obama’s self-described “wing man,” Eric Holder, came out of the closet: . . .”