Political Animal


April 25, 2014 1:57 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Been doing some Deep Dives today, so I’m looking for lighter post-lunch fare.

Here are some midday fruits de mer:

* Bloomberg group sending “hundreds” of gun regulation advocates to NRA annual meeting. Man, that’s a dangerous mission!

* Not-so-liberal arts: Northwestern waging campaign to defeat unionization bid by its football players.

* Here’s a new one: pastor challenging Lindsay Graham in SC GOP SEN primary accuses women who divorce adulterous husbands of “idolatry” towards their children at expense of marital duties.

* Krugman touts Picketty’s “discourse-changing scholarship,” but Eric Alterman doubts it will change policies.

* At Salon, Digby is amused by cluelessness of GOP elites about their white-working-class “base.”

And in non-political news:

* Ladies Home Journal ceases subscription service; it will now be quarterly newstand mag with web page.

As we break for lunch, here’s more Buddy Guy, performing “Long Way From 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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