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May 09, 2014 2:05 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

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.

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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