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June 13, 2014 2:03 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Every Friday the 13th I’m grateful for not being particularly superstitious, knock on wood.

Here are some midday spoonfuls of Lucky Charms:

* Thad Cochran goes on Fox News and reveals himself to be the one person in American politics who didn’t know what happened to Eric Cantor on Tuesday. Not a real good sign in terms of his already questioned with-it-ness.

* John McCain continues to wax hysterical about the consequences of ignoring his advice to keep U.S. troops in Iraq for a thousand years.

* VA-07 general election now an intramural contest within the Randolph-Macon College faculty.

* Newly in control of the state senate, VA Republicans pass budget without Medicaid expansion, forcing Gov. Terry McAuliffe to risk government shutdown by vetoing it.

* At The Atlantic, Noah Berlatsky offers “A Short History of Male Feminism.”

And in non-political news:

* Refs help Brazil in opening World Cup win over Croatia with a “phantom foul” penalty.

As we break for lunch, here’s Jimi Hendrix with “Mr. Bad Luck.”

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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