Political Animal


June 10, 2013 1:57 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

My mental health habit of ignoring political news over the weekend caught up with me today as the Edward Snowden story dominated every conversation. If you also blew off political talk over the weekend, though, you might have missed Kathleen Geier’s fine blogging, which included an especially interesting piece on Costco as a good corporate model and a company hostile to the usual MBAs.

Here are some mid-day items hot from the steam table:

* Rand Paul joins I’m-for-comprehensive-immigration-reform-if-it’s-actually-not-comprehensive camp, which is no surprise.

* Glenn Greenwald tells Morning Joe that more’s on the way in terms of leak-based revelations of NSA surveillance programs.

* SCOTUSblog’s Amy Howe predicts very large batch of big opinions from the Supremes at the end of June.

* New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver poised to join already-crowded field for Senate special election. Q-Pac poll shows Cory Booker with an actual majority of the votes in a primary survey taken without Oliver’s inclusion.

* TAP’s Abby Rapoport looks at Andrew Cuomo’s low-key support for a state public campaign financing initiative.

And in quasi non-political news:

* 400 pages of long-lost diary of feckless Nazi ideology chief Alfred Rosenberg found.

Back after some additional caffeination.

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.


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