Opening Act: Thousands of Violations Per Year

The only story that matters today is the Washington Post’s scoop about how the NSA broke rules again and again and again for years. Do also read Bart Gellman on the quotes the NSA wanted him to use instead of the quotes he had. Amanda Marcotte knows how to frame a health care story. Frank Thorp grabbed the text of the RNC’s resolution that would nix any debates with fiendish pro-Hillary-movie networks.
Dana Stevens reviews The Butler. (I’m sorry, I know a studio won a judgment for some reason, but calling it Lee Daniels’ The Butler just sounds stupid. Poor guy’s directed four movies, and two of them have wonky titles because other studios browbeat him into it.)
And Bruce Bartlett explains how the March on Washington turned the South Republican.