Good morning! As we embark on a new week, here are some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ…
Tech surge –> Embarrassed by the problematic rollout of the ACA’s online exchanges, the Obama admin pledges to bring in “the best and the brightest” to get the glitches worked out, according to Politico.
Best that tons of money can buy –> At TNR: What a British woman learned about American health care during a three-day stay in the hospital.
Not so mobile –> Relocation used to be a driver of upward mobility, but now young people are staying put. Tim Noah discusses the phenomenon in the Washington Monthly’s special issue on social mobility.
Austerity kills –> At the Nation, Allison Kilkenny reports that the suicide rate in Kansas has skyrocketed since they cut funding to mental health programs.
Still Hurting –> New CNN poll: for the first time since 2010, majority of Americans say GOP control of the House is bad for the country. ALSO: at WaMo, Martin Longman writes about corporate America’s growing unease with the tea party movement. Meanwhile, George Packer writes in The New Yorker that in a larger sense, the Republicans are winning, even if they don’t know it.
Lobbyists dig in –> As the sequester drags down the recovery, industry lobbyists are gearing up to make sure that their slices of the pie remain funded. Eric Lipton reports for the NYT.
He’s no Jack Bauer –> TAP’s Paul Waldman says Dick Cheney continues to show how detached from reality the Bush team was.
News that’s fit to print–> MoJo’s Jeremy Schulman looks at how major daily newspapers deal with letters from climate change deniers.
Unreliable research –> The Economist says science isn’t as self-correcting as you might think.
Lying liars –> At Salon, Eric Stern fact-checked a Sean Hannity segment on the “victims” of Obamacare. It doesn’t end well for the Fox gabber.
Welcome to the 21st century –> GOP donors are pushing the party to be a bit less nasty toward the LGBT community, reports Peter Wallsten in the WaPo.
Not gettin’ it on–> In The Guardian, Abigail Haworth investigates Japanese youths’ apparent lack of libido.
In a heart-shaped box? –> Among the interesting tidbits in this piece by Rebecca Brown in The Stranger is that Frankenstein author Mary Shelley kept her late husband’s heart wrapped up in a napkin in her home.
So what are you seeing out there? Tell us in the comments!