Political Animal


April 01, 2013 1:51 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

It’s good to be home blogging at the trusty iMac, albeit loaded with antibiotics to combat the bronchitis that made my week in Georgia exceptionally miserable. As always, I enjoyed Kathleen Geier’s weekend blogging, and am particularly glad she did justice to the debate over Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In.

This is an unsurprisingly slow news day, but here are some mid-day morsels for your consumption:

* Best April’s Fool Joke so far, from the Twitter Blog.

* Politico’s Alex Isenstadt predicts Mark Sanford victory in SC-1 Republican runoff tomorrow thanks to name ID and money advantages, despite shaky performance in debate.

* At Salon, David Sirota notes bad timing of Colorado GOP’s battle to preserve gun rights for those convicted of domestic violence.

* At TAP, Jonathan Bernstein explores Takoma Park, Maryland’s, discussion of letting 16-year-olds vote in local elections.

* TNR republishes 1993 Michael Lewis article on being the resident goy at the magazine during Passover.

And in non-political news:

* Men’s Final Four set; Women’s Elite Eight kicks off today, featuring my Georgia Bulldogs facing the Cal Bears in Spokane.

Back after I compose a complicated post about Matt Welch’s Reason piece on the alleged decline of liberal “contrarianism.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • smartalek on April 01, 2013 4:25 PM:

    Yes, that Twitter Foolishness is quite good.
    My strict no-spoilers policy precludes any specifics -- but it's definitely worth the click.

  • Anonymous on April 01, 2013 4:29 PM:

    I wonder how.many winger sites will think it's real?

  • Stellours on April 01, 2013 4:54 PM:

    Sorry to hear about your bronchitis, it's been a wicked winter for colds and flu this year. I got it twice myself.

  • gyrfalcon on April 02, 2013 1:26 AM:

    Brochitis is almost always viral. Did your doc test you for it before prescribing antibiotics, or did he just give them to you to make you happy? Just askin'.