's proximity to Election Day means that the response to it is highly politicized. [more inside]
Gov. Chris Christie vetoes New Jersey bill granting marriage equality.
Meanwhile, the Maryland House narrowly passes such a bill.
The MD Senate passed a similar bill last year, and no senators have announced any plans to change their votes, and Gov. Martin O'Malley has promised to sign it.
Chris Christie Is Fat
. Who Cares?
"What is it about fat that turns otherwise smart people into complacent fools? No, this isn’t a new discovery about the supposed health risks of obesity: it’s an observation about how the sight of a fat body can transform people like Michael Kinsley
and Eugene Robinson
—writers whose work I usually admire—into bigoted know-nothings, spouting absurd prejudices they would mock if they were aimed at almost any group other than fat people."
Decades after it was written on the eve of World War II, a lost Poirot story by Agatha Christie has been found. Today it is published in the Daily Mail for the first time: The Capture Of Cerberus
(scroll half way down the page). [more inside]