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July 05, 2013 2:05 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Should have known: Brother Benen at least half-bluffing in suggesting he was taking the day off. And indeed, even on a slow semi-holiday Friday, there are bones to gnaw on:

* John McCain said to be on “collision course” with House conservatives on immigration reform. I’d say it’s a resistible force meeting an immovable object.

* Big shocker: Gallup tells us Americans still don’t want their kids to grow up to be politicians.

* Guardian’s Harry Enten rains on Wendy-Davis-For-Governor parade with data.

* Daily Beast’s Michelle Goldberg suggests Rick Perry using abortion fight to set up ‘16 presidential run.

* Krugman argues that the “democratic ideal” of equality remains the common thread of U.S. history.

And in non-political news:

* Del Porto/Djokovich compete in longest semifinal in Wimbledon history.

Back after an actual lunch break.

UPDATE: Apologies to Mudwall Jackson for the Wimbledon spoiler. I guess it didn’t occur to me that I wouldn’t be the last to hear of the results of a tennis match. I’ve changed the item above to read the way I should have written it, in case someone else happens by who is still in suspense.

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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