Lunch Buffet

My laptop’s really acting up. Time for me to reboot, and you to have a lunch break. Here’s some mental eats:

* It’s International Women’s Day. There’s a lot to celebrate, but do not miss Ann Friedman’s baleful (and savagely funny) look at how women are being treated in American politics at the moment.

* Another righteously angry woman, the blogger Angry Black Lady, notes Georgia newspaper political cartoon depicting the president as Sandra Fluke’s pimp.

* Joe the Plumber, having won a quasi-worthless GOP congressional nomination on Tuesday in Ohio, goes onto CNN and freaks out.

* Pat Robertson comes out for legalization of pot. Was he high?

* Justice Department threatens Apple and four major publishers with suit to stop alleged price-fixing on e-books.

And, in other technology news:

TIME article blames iPad3 mania on common condition called “neophilia.”

Back before too long. If you run out of stuff to read, be sure to read this.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.