MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Senators doing it right
Sen. Charles Schumer's (D-N.Y.) announcement that he will support former Sen. Chuck Hagel's (R-Neb.) nomination for secretary of Defense advances the story of exactly how Hagel will be confirmed, writes Jonathan Bernstein at his A Plain Blog About Politics

In Georgia, a blueprint for battling ObamaCare
The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn profiles a Georgia state legislator battling the implementation of the Obama administration's healthcare reform law. 

The Galactic Empire responds to the White House's response to the Death Star petition
StarWars.com responded to the President Obama's response to a petition to build a Death Star, according to Rob Bricken at io9

'Pauline Kael potheads'
Rod Dreher at The American Conservative meditates on mainstream pot use.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Dem Rep. Sanchez: Passing new gun restrictions will be tough sell in House
Passing new gun legislation will be especially difficult in the House of Representatives, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) said Tuesday, reports The Hill's Jordy Yager.