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Kevin Drum on the GOP plot to drain Democrats' coffers, lobbyists and congressional aides play musical chairs; do blue jeans kill?; can the FEC survive the GOP?; more trouble in Wichita's "abortion-free" zone; the great tea party trademark war; and one man's crusade against fundamentalist claptrap.
Armchair survivalists hunt for the remote; turning a lens on Hollywood's peep show; how to unsuck corporate jargon; Sharon Jones finally gets a little R.E.S.P.E.C.T.; a brief cadenza with violin maestro Joshua Bell; plus book, film, and music reviews.
Cover illustration by Eddie Guy