February 25, 2013

Towleroad: Before heading off to the Vatican, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan had some ‘splainin’ to do about his last job.

AmericaBlog: Ditto for Los Angeles Roger Cardinal Mahony.

Sarah Kliff: U.S. medical bills are so high because of what the government here uniquely doesn’t do: rate-setting.

Economist’s View: In the U.S. and the UK, conservatives are “gambling with the economy for political ends.”

SCOTUSblog: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, a case which could spell the end of the “pre-clearance” requirements of the Voting Rights Act.

Speaking of which, your quote of the day: “Are Southerners more likely to discriminate than Northerners?” (Chief Justice John Roberts, April 29, 2009)

Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round Up this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

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