Ex-spy Plame's big worries: 'reckless' president, nuclear weapons (San Francisco Chronicle).
Paul Krugman dissects the staggering ignorance of the Trump White House: Is the Trump White House evil or just stupid (Salon)?
4 dead Russian Diplomats in 3 months (The Duran).
Samsung warns customer not to discuss personal information in front of smart TVs (The Week).
YEAH, THEY'RE HATEFUL BIGOTS ...
Texas hunters accidentally shot each other and tried to blame Mexican immigrants (News.Mic).
Neo-Nazis blame "the Jews" for Michael Flynn's resignation (Salon).
First-Ever Tracker of Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans (NPR).
Alleged Shooter to Indian-American Victims: 'Get Out of My Country' (Daily Beast).
... AND THEY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE 1st AMENDMENT
Donald Trump's supporters think the media is covering up terror attacks in Sweden (Independent).
White House excludes several outlets from press gaggle (NBC News).
In December, Spicer said barring media access is what a 'dictatorship' does. Today, he barred media access (Washington Post).
Fact check: Trump blasts 'fake news' and repeats inaccurate claims at CPAC (NY Times).
Republican lawmakers introduce bills to curb protesting in at least 18 states (Washington Post).
OH, THEY'RE HEARTLESS TOO
Lawyers: ICE detainee with brain tumor removed from hospital (The Hill).
House bill would scale back number of free school meals (PBS).
Woman with dying husband confronts Tom Cotton: "What kind of insurance do you have?" (Vox).
IN CASE YOU FORGOT
Remember when Trump said he would have a 'plan to defeat ISIS within 30 days'? Time's up, no plan (Crooks and Liars).
A chronology of Trump's claims, and how often [so far there's 132 false or misleading claims] (Washington Post).
Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win the White House (Washington Post).
Deeper and darker: Trump's unknown financial connections to Russia may hold the key to the widening scandal (Salon).
IT'S ALL ABOUT IMAGE, NOT SUBSTANCE
Trump dumped Abrams over his criticisms during the campaign, sources say (Politico).
The definitive analysis of 'The Handshake' between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau (Vice).
The delusion that Trump is "Good for Business" (Slate).
On Economic Arrogance (NY Times).
SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE?
Ohio Republican says it's time to impeach President Trump (9News).
Republicans distance themselves from Trump's agenda at rowdy town halls (Washington Post).
The chair of the Federal Reserve just fact-shamed Donald Trump (Vanity Fair).
Oracle executive publicly resigns after CEO joins Trump's transition team (The Guardian).
Chris Wallace smacks down Reince Priebus (The Daily Beast).
Supreme Court rejects use of 'racial stereotypes' in death penalty case (LA Times).
MEANWHILE, IN OTHER PARTS OF AMERICA ...
Why can 12-year-olds still get married in the United States (Washington Post)?
Fracking caused 6,648 spills in four states alone, Duke study finds (EcoWatch).
Activists plan actions across the country to protest approval of Dakota access pipeline (The Intercept).
Donald Trump threatened to 'defund' California. But the state gives at least as much as it gets (LA Times).
West coast states form a wall against Trump's reactionary agenda (LA Times).
Trump turns his fire on the FBI (The Hill).
Extremism from both sides: What does the research tell us about Islamist extremism and far-right extremism (Salon)?
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Black Man Whose Lawyer called Racist "Expert" to the Stand (Slate).
Rep. Chaffetz says town hall protesters 'intimidate and bully people' (NPR).