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April 21, 2014 2:15 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Happy Easter Monday for those inclined to treat yesterday’s Christian feast as the beginning of a season.

Here are some midday news/views treats:

* Gotta say, when you feel compelled to hire a psychologist to evaluate your Sunday Show’s ratings-poor host, as NBC has done with David Gregory, it might be time to give him a little less job security.

* Two vacant spots on the Board of Governors could give progressives chance to shape Fed.

* TNR’s Brian Beutler thinks brightening picture for Obamacare could destroy GOP’s midterm strategy.

* Greg Brannon, who could well be GOP Senate nominee in pivotal NC, seemed to be sympathetic to 9/11 “truther” argument as recently as 2012.

* Ta-Nehisi Coates declares “the struggle for integration…largely over.”

And in non-political news:

* “Hurricane” Carter dies at 76.

As we break for lunch, here’s Brownie McGhee with Sonny Terry performing “Cornbread and Peas.”

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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