A lively week coming to a close. I’m really happy to be able to stop complaining of slow news.
Here are some midday gleanings from the harvest:
* Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity has $125 million budget for 2014 campaign. That used to be considered an insane amount of money, particularly for midterms.
* Peter Beinart calls for a Biden candidacy in ‘16 to restrain HRC’s “interventionist” instincts.
* Ryan Cooper has fun with the awkward efforts of conservatives to play the underdog.
* Robert Reich offers “ten practical steps” to reduce inequality.
* Kathryn Joyce provides a deep dive into the possible outbreak of a conservative evangelical sex-abuse scandal, beginning with Bob Jones University.
And in non-political news:
* Jadeveon Clowney goes first, Johnny Football falls from grace, in first round of NFL draft.
As we break for lunch, here’s another classic of the Vietnam War protests: Crosby, Stills & Nash’s “Ohio,” inspired by the Kent State shootings after the invasion of Cambodia.
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