Ahead of the release of the wildly secretive Senate GOP health bill, Slate’s Jordan Weissman explains how Mitch McConnell weaponized our short attention span.”Senate Republicans are reportedly close to voting on a bill that would repeal Obamacare and potentially strip insurance from millions of Americans. Under normal circumstances, this sort of momentous legislation would have been dominating the news cycle for weeks. Instead, it’s been virtually absent from broadcast news and become a C-level subplot on cable.”

+ I have a slightly different view of what’s going on when it comes to the health care bill, and a lot of other political spats. Here’s a brief tweetstorm.

+ The Onion nails it again: Panicking Mitch McConnell Shoves Entire Senate Healthcare Bill Into Mouth As Democrat Walks Past.