So we lace these little commentary things through The Agenda -- I like to think of it as video gleaning -- and for the nonce I invite you to watch the little segment at the start of the show embedded below, partly because of it's trenchant yet breezy threading of a rather diverse collection of policy and political affairs, but mostly because it has a funny picture of Bitchy Little Area Megalomaniac Sheldon Adelson. (Added bonus/probably more importantly: Keep watching the clip and meet the only Democrat who is running for state senate in District 1, which is currently held by a "Democrat.")
While making this rare-ish visit to the Gleaner's composition platform I s'pose one should ask, Is America still having one of its periodic post-violent-event micro-discussions about guns? No? Everyone has moved on? Of course they have. But in CityLife the other day I provided a Nevada update on America's twisted compulsion to mistake weapons worship for achievement. So read that if you like. But read Jill Lepore's take in the New Yorker on America's gun fetish, because you must.