Lunch Buffet

I’m on the hospital vending machine diet at present, but there are, after the sleepy weekend, some news treats:

* Rep. Thaddeus McCotter–the man, the legend–bumped from August primary ballot due to insufficient petitions; will run for re-election as write-in candidate.

* It’s always something: birthers shifting attention to Obama’s college transcripts.

* Other shoe drops: Corey Booker’s communications director resigns.

* Think you’re having a bad year? Sen. Mark Kirk, recovering from stroke, is accused by ex-wife of breaking campaign finance laws with girlfriend.

* Story of our lives: U.S. manufacturing up, real wages down.

And in non-political news:

CNN asks: What’s a realistic retirement age? I’ve been figuring it’ll be the age on my tombstone.

Back in just a while.

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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.