Lost this post in wake of rare iMac problem (probably operator error). Here are some lite mid-day news snacks:

* Other shoe drops as Commerce Secretary John Bryson resigns.

* E.J. Dionne demolishes California-as-Greece meme.

* At TNR Kevin Carey reports drop in U.S. News rankings (ugh!) fed panicky firing of UVa’s Sullivan.

* Slate‘s Matt Taylor mulls possibility that Paulites could force Veep floor-flight at GOP convention.

* PPI’s Diana Carew argues “hollowing out of mid-level jobs” central to student debt crisis.

And in non-political news:

Sports Illustrated offers nifty gallery of 12 greatest knuckleball pitchers. I admit a weakness for the pitch they used to call “Le Papillon” in Montreal.

Back after a reboot.

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Ed Kilgore

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.