Today’s edition of quick hits:
* The AP reports on a thwarted terror plot: “The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida’s affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.”
* The French weren’t the only ones who rebelled against austerity over the weekend; voters in Greece took steps in the same direction. The result is a confusing landscape.
* And given the failures of austerity, and the discredited philosophy behind it, blaming European voters for rejecting the misguided experiment is a mistake.
* The White House was asked again today to explain President Obama’s position on marriage equality. A clear answer remains elusive.