I interrupt Question Day to note an important catch from Jonathan Chait, who blasts Robert Reich for calling the legislative process in Wisconsin a "coup d'etat."
For those of you who quite sensibly read Chait but wouldn't bother clicking through to Reich, I'll note that Chait isn't exaggerating. In a short item, Reich calls what happened in Wisconsin a "coup d'etat", a "coup", a "coup d'etat" again, and a "coup" again, plus for good measure twice refers to "strong-arm" methods or tactics. Without even a hint that the people involved in this "coup" are duly elected majorities in the Wisconsin legislature and a duly elected governor in Wisconsin.
Chait, who is in my view very partisan but also very honest, richly deserves one of Andrew Sullivan's Yglesias award nominations for this one...it's a very nice catch.