Things to Read for Your Afternoon Procrastination on December 18, 2015
For the Weekend!

Live from Crow's Coffee: James Fallows (2013): Separated at Birth: "Ted Cruz can't help it that his voice, his intonation, his posture at the microphone...

...and his overall style of speaking are so strongly reminiscent of Joe McCarthy's, who died long before Cruz was born.  He can help it that his insinuations, without any evidence, that Chuck Hagel could be taking money--from North Korea (!), from Saudi Arabia or Iran--so clearly follow the McCarthyite model.... This is a man to watch.