In an alternate universe, today’s chat shows are devoted to reporting on the disaster in West, Texas and dissecting Wednesday’s gun-control votes in the Senate. This is not that universe. Expect nearly wall-to-wall coverage of the marathon bombings and the Tsarnaev degenerates with just a bit of those other two topics tossed in. This morning will be useful, at least, in showcasing the media’s first go at explaining How We Should Think about the bombings.

Politico has the line-up, which is filled with current and former intel officials. Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham will also be on to pitch amnesty because, after all, today’s a day ending with “y.”