Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is fighting with Stanley Thornton, a so-called "adult baby" who recently appeared on television. Why is not important (it has something to do with cutting off Thornton's Social Security benefits if he's unemployed and yet fit enough to build special baby furniture to support a 350-lb adult). What is important, writes commenter Megan, is that, despite the Wire's best efforts to referee this spat, there's a bigger picture to look at:

Re: who's winning...I think we're all losing here.

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