Political Animal


August 15, 2013 2:21 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

* Jerry Brown angers feminists and reproductive rights advocates with veto of bill allowing women to sell their eggs to researchers.

* Bizarre hacking of WaPo site by Assad backers in Syria.

* In his latest act of “outreach” to African-Americans, Rand Paul says discrimination on voting rights a thing of the past.

* Sabato’s racing form for ‘16 (yes, there is one already!) shows Rubio, Jindal and Ryan losing ground while Christy, Paul, Cruz and Santorum all on the rise.

* At TAP, Sarah Laskow assesses the “slow and steady” progress of the resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline.

* TPM’s Hunter Walker warns archaic voting machines could make a mess of New York City’s upcoming elections.

And in non-political news:

* Average daily caloric intake of a Gilmore Girl estimated at 3,970.

Back in a bit. I’m having trouble with embedding YouTube videos at the moment, so more Woodstock videos will have to come later.

UPDATE: Ok, here you go: the famously frantic Ten Years After performance of “Going Home.”

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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