Political Animal


July 10, 2014 1:48 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Really annoyed that Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black didn’t get nominated for an Emmy. What on earth does it take if playing eight roles almost flawlessly doesn’t qualify? Can’t a Seestrah get a break?

Here are some non-Emmy-nominated midday news/views treats:

* Timothy Jost predicts Supremes will not kill Obamacare subsidies on “semantics” grounds.

* Ann Coulter, clearly fronting for “Republican Establishment,” taunts Chris McDaniel with career disaster if he doesn’t drop challenge to Cochran.

* Boeher’s sue-Obama ploy seems to be winning over House conservatives, even if opinion-leaders hate it.

* Julian Zelizer argues Watergate changed Americans’ perceptions of their government for good.

* At the Prospect, Peter Montgomery makes the case that Justice Alito’s presence on the Supreme Court is the Federalist Society’s greatest triumph.

And in non-political news:

* Millions of anchovies appear near California beaches. I like ‘em better in the water than on pizzas.

As we break for lunch, here’s another simian-themed rock classic: The Kinks with “Ape Man,” in 1970. Includes one of the great romantic appeals: “I’ll keep you warm and you’ll keep me sane.”

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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