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May 21, 2014 1:56 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Now that we’re through the first big multi-primary day, time to get ready for June 3. Come to think of it, time for me to send in my mail ballot.

Here are some midday news/views leftovers from the election party:

* At The Upshot, Nate Cohn rates Michelle Nunn as a very long shot, but still capable of winning if she gets some breaks.

* Pelosi said to be “leaning toward” full Dem participation in the new select committee on Benghazi! I’d like it better if she’d punctuate and italicize the word every time she used it, just like I do, to underline the ludicrous nature of the whole obsession.

* At TNR, Isaac Chotiner reads Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Atlantic cover essay on reparations (it’s not available yet online), and predicts a very big debate.

* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman argues the real winner in yesterday’s primaries was the dollar sign.

* At RedState, Erick Erickson touts Georgia right-wing runoff candidates Hice, Loudermilk—and Kingston.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Pat Sajak goes off on Twitter rant against “unpatriotic racists” who care about climate change. Unclear what Vanna thinks.

As we break for lunch, here’s the Atlanta Rhythm Section with “Homesick.” Reminds me I once rented the band a truck in my blue-collar days, though it was in Stone Mountain, not Doraville.

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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