Ding-dong: Hugo Chavez is dead. Unfortunately, the damage he’s done to Venezuela will live on. However–Iran has to find a new partner in crime there. Meantime, his apologists are so, so sad today. Awww. Sucks to be them. Also, great medical work there, Cuba! You saved him! Oh. Wait.
Rand Paul goes to Washington: Rand Paul is filibustering John Brennan’s CIA nomination. You can watch it live. It’s to protest the refusal of the Obama administration to say flat-out that he will not used drones to kill Americans on American soil without due process, regardless of whether or not they’re accused of terrorism.
Yeah, Iran is getting closer to nukes: Awesome. Our new Secretary of State admits that Iran is getting closer to having nuclear weapons. So. What are you going to do about it?
Someone at the New York Times must be off today: There’s an op-ed in the Times calling for an end to the Arab boycott of Israel, and it doesn’t slam Israel. People must be fainting all over the world after having read this one.