Matt Welch on MSNBC

Exactly right: MSNBC, on whose shows I have happily participated* (see update below), engages daily in the othering business, of making conservatism itself (and sometimes libertarianism, and other non-Progressive ideological strains) a disreputable condition, explicable in terms of pathology. That this is done in the name of tolerance and sensitivity to punitive stereotypes is one of the ironies …

Obamacare: It’s Getting So Much Beta All the Time*

It's worth emphasizing up front that this story has to do with the Washington state exchange website, but in any event, we have yet another indication that government IT does not inspire confidence: For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it's causing problems for people who are dealing with …