P M Carpenter: As bad as a debt-ceiling train-wreck would be, "negotiating" with Republicans to avoid it would be even worse.
Ramona's Voices: From the ACA to food stamps, the Republicans are playing the role of the ugly bully.
Republic of Gilead: The bigotry of hard-line religionists fuels opposition to gay marriage -- even in Taiwan.
Politicus USA: Ted Cruz couldn't even get Dr. Seuss right.
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Blog round-up by Infidel753. Tips to mbru [at] crooksandliars [dot] com.