What to watch for:
The Senate Judiciary Committe will hold hearings on American Muslims’ civil rights, as a counterpoint to Rep. Peter King’s extremism hearings (Judiciary Committee)
The Supreme Court will consider a 20 year-old employment discrimination lawsuit against Walmart, the largest such case ever (NPR)
The week-old military effort in Libya has cost the U.S. $600 million (ABC News)
As negotiations between Republicans and Democrats falter, a government shutdown becomes more likely (Wall Street Journal)
Erin Brockovich set to testify before Congress (Medical News Today)
On this day in 1973, the U.S. withdrew from Vietnam (History)
Clip of the day:
Craziest, scariest tsunami video yet:
On the main site:
Red Ink Rumble, by W. James Antle III: The budget talks don’t look promising, but who is really to blame for being unrealistic about federal spending?
Mission Unaccomplished, by Ross Kaminsky: The kindest thing that can be said about last night is that our president showed he can be budget-conscious.
Patricia Harrison and the 2012 Republican Divide, by Jeffrey Lord: Bush CPB appointee and NPR defender is symbol of GOP fight between Conservatives and Statists.
Obama Congratulates Himself, by Jeremy Lott: Perhaps the wrong speech got loaded onto his teleprompter.
Return of the One-Room Schoolhouse, by RiShawn Biddle: Even in Detroit, bureaucratically bloated, educationally failing school districts are giving way to charter schools.
A Smile on My Face, by Ben Stein: People in Washington were never friendly, but now they are really, really unfriendly. But then there’s Charleston.
Wrecking a Nation, by Ralph R. Reiland: Oil, dependency, and redistribution, Obama, Dilma, and Dohrn.
The Art of Discrimination, by James Bowman: How casually our age compares Bach and Beethoven to Lady Gaga.
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