ICYMI: Yesterday's Oscar Project post was on the disappointing Bridge of Spies.
Me elsewhere: Little House movie news!
Yesterday was a completely insane news day; I'm getting through all ten links here without even getting out of the newsy ones to tell you important things about kittens or cheese theft. Tomorrow! I hope! Anyway: Last night the leaders of the Oregon militia were arrested; here's an update.
BOTH parties have drama going on with debates: Trump doesn't want to face Megyn Kelly (but is totally up for facing down Putin, you guys) and realizes he can get a lot of press by refusing, basically, and MSNBC is holding an unsanctioned debate in New Hampshire and Clinton and O'Malley say they are in if everyone else is but Sanders is resisting. That seems slightly weird, since the Sanders and O'Malley campaigns are the ones that had their supporters being completely obnoxious calling for more debates, and it's not like Sanders has ever cared what the DNC thought before. I suppose he probably just doesn't think facing Clinton again before the first primary will help him, but it would be hilarious if he felt he were on tenuous footing with the party - being NOT A DEMOCRAT but insisting on being on the ballot and all - and now has to do whatever the DNC says. (I guess since they already gave him an exception to be on the ballot here they couldn't take that back, but is he still waiting for exceptions in some other states? I'm honestly not sure.)
Also B.o.B is in a rap feud with Neil deGrasse Tyson about whether the earth is flat, because... I don't even know anymore, you guys. (I mean. I know the earth is not flat. I don't know why yesterday was crazy.)
This is so important and undercovered: Hillary Clinton Wants To Talk To You About Love And Kindness
Is Ted Cruz Really an Awful, Terrible Jerk? Signs point to yes!
What an anti-Hillary hashtag tells us about sexism in the 2016 campaign
In case you were waiting for this to make your decision: Balloon Boy Officially Endorses Donald J. Trump for President
Of course he does: Paul LePage Wants To Bring Back The Guillotine For Drug Traffickers
Okay, how about some DELIGHTFUL news? Post-blizzard, Sen. Murkowski notes that only women turned up to run the Senate
The Creative Arts Emmys are splitting into two and THR's lede is fantastic: "In a move that should help fill a long-lamented hole in entertainment awards ceremonies, of which there will never be enough..."