Lunch Buffet

Some Friday fish-and-chips:

* Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes buys New Republic at ripe old age of 28 (mag is 95 years old).

* Raz poll of Alabama, which holds primary next Tuesday, shows Gingrich at 30%, Santorum at 29%, Romney at 28%.

* Chris Christie gets in shouting match with Navy SEAL vet, calls him “idiot.” His act is really getting old.

* Update on latest in Koch-Crane struggle for control of Cato Institute.

* Alex Koppelman won’t miss Dennis Kucinich.

And in quasi-political news:

* Cast of Game Change defends HBO flick’s depiction of Palin.

Back by 2:00 EST.

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.