Political Animal


July 31, 2014 2:19 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

Sorry for the late lunch, but as explained earlier, it was unavoidable. Thanks to Martin for filling in.

Here are some just-in-time midday news/views treats.

* Rep. Rosa DeLauro introduces national sugary soda tax legislation.

* Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds law eliminating collective bargaining rights for public employees.

* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman predicts the willingness to sue Obama to become an early litmus test for all Republicans.

* TNR’s David Dayen reports on the metro-wide Bay Area minimum-wage campaign.

* At The Nation, Steven Gillers discusses possible obstruction of justice charges against Andrew Cuomo.

And in non-political news:

* MLB trade deadline liveblog!

As we break for lunch, here’s some more Trip Shakespeare, with the title track to Lulu.

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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