The Rundown

  • Your weekly Guantanamo controversy story at the NYT.
  • Matthew Yglesias points to a pretty revealing chart discussing the role of the filibuster in the current Congress.
  • Adam Cohen suggests that the founding fathers would find our fearless leader somewhat appalling.
  • Freakonomics hosts an interesting discussion (“quorum”, if you prefer Stephen Dubner’s somewhat pretentious terminology) about rhino conservation in Africa.
  • More from Mark Kleiman on the defunding option as a means of ending the subpoena v. privilege standoff.

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