Charlie Hebdo, The New Congress And Barbara Boxer

This week, radical militants from a pseudo-Islamic death cult murdered twelve members of the staff of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo in their Paris office, ending any hope we had that 2015 would be a respite from 2014's garbage and misery.

Meanwhile, the new year has ushered in a new Congress -- so far bringing us the same old stories: a leadership fight with John Boehner, a rift over budget policy, and the perennial question, "Can our government govern."

Finally, the 2016 race is now officially underway, and right off the bar we have one of those silly, unserious rows between two rivals. Is there any chance that we might actually raise the bar in this election? L-O-L.

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