Tuesday’s Mini-Report


Today’s edition of quick hits:

* As far as far as some United Nations officials are concerned, Syria is now in the midst of a civil war.

* Speaking of Syria, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia today of supplying attack helicopters to the Syrian government, which if true, she said “will escalate the conflict quite dramatically.”

* As Spain’s long-term borrowing costs soar, investors have apparently concluded “that the rescue is potentially a much better deal for the banks and their shareholders than for the government, its taxpayers and bondholders.”

* Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca M. Blank certainly isn’t unfamiliar with filling the role of a temporary cabinet secretary.

* The Justice Department today formally filed its lawsuit against Florida over Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) voter purge.

* For whatever reason, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) made a weird call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation today. The Senate Republican leadership did not join Cornyn on this, at least not yet.

* Ta-Nehisi Coates takes a closer look at Mark Regnerus’ research on same-sex parenting.

* The hosts of “Fox & Friends” may not realize that 2007 was not “three years” ago.

* And a scheduling note: I’ll be posting irregularly through Friday of this week. I’ll be around, and hope to still do a Mendacity piece on Friday afternoon, but I’ll be away from my desk tomorrow morning, and won’t resume the usual schedule until Monday morning. Just FYI.

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Tuesday's Mini-Report