Best of The Week: A New Year!

By Eric Scheiner | January 3, 2014 | 2:40pm EST

It’s the first Best of The Week of the New Year.

Trading Horse Sense for Electric Cars

The New Year may bring about the end of horse-drawn carriages in NYC.

New Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio says it’s time to ban the horses and replace them with electric cars.

Curbing the Contraceptive Mandate

The Supreme Court has thrown a hitch into ObamaCare by blocking a requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor late Tuesday night decided to block implementation of the contraceptive coverage requirement for certain groups following multiple federal court filings by Catholic-affiliated groups from around the nation.

Is there a Doctor in the House?

In related news, if you campaign for the repeal of ObamaCare, you have an illness, according to Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.).

Poll Position

A 2013 year-end survey of opinions across 65 countries by pollster Win/Gallup International shows that the country seen as representing the greatest threat to peace today is the United States.

MSNBC Rings In the New Year

Hosts linked to MSNBC didn’t have a great 2013. Both Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir departed over comments they made. And in the days before the year's end Melissa Harris Perry had a moment she since apologized for.

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