March 18

* A year after the post-election “autopsy” that recommended that the GOP reach out to women and minorities, the party’s response is, “Nah, we’re good.”

* Nevertheless, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is predicting a “tsunami” election for the GOP this fall, including huge gains among women and young people. Because when you think “Republican,” you think women and young people.

* A report from the Office of Management and Budget says over 5 million federal workers and contractors are eligible for security clearances. That’s quite a lot.

* House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) claims there are more uninsured now than before the Affordable Care Act was passed. Many, many Pinocchios are bestowed upon him.

* The White House wants more enrollments, and they’ve found the answer: GIFs. Someone at the next press conference needs to ask Jay Carney whether the president pronounces it with a hard or soft “g.”

* Jonathan Cohn takes the latest story of an idiot billionaire claiming that people who are concerned about inequality are just like Nazis and makes an important point about the difficulties low-income people face.

* Paul Krugman is underwhelmed by the debut of the new FiveThirtyEight, warning that numbers never speak for themselves.

* A group of 46 religious leaders representing Christians, Jews, and Muslims released a statement “affirming that equal access to contraception is a moral good.”

* Joshua Green argues that as rational as it may be for President Obama to govern by executive order if Republicans in Congress obstruct anything he might like to do, that leaves the Democratic base without much to get excited about, which could be a problem come November.

* Dan Cathy, chief executive of Chick-fil-A, now says it was a mistake to make his chicken restaurants a culture war battlefield. Now Republican politicians can stop tweeting out pictures of themselves eating there.