Here’s some brain food for your mid-day meal:

* The ever-resourceful Sarah Posner of Religion Dispatches explains the connection of Gingrich Super-PAC sugar daddy and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson to an outfit producing the anti-Muslim conspiracy theory films being used to “train” NYPD officers in counter-terrorism efforts.

* Erick Erickson pitches a fit, blames Bob Dole for losing the Republican Revolution.

* Today’s best dog-bites-man headline, from Politico: “Voters polarized by Barack Obama, poll finds.” Do tell!

* From the Prospect, a reminder of everything GDP does not tell you about the economy.

And directly from the instant dustbin of history:

* My brilliant analysis of why Newt’s fans think he’s electable, published a day too late.


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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.