Lunch Buffet

Well, it was a calmer morning today than yesterday, eh? It could easily fade momentarily, but there’s even good news from Europe. So let’s savor it, and lunch:

* David Brooks predictably burns candles before an image of John Roberts as an avatar of “Burkean minimalism,” then touts wisdom of GOP “thinking” on health care.

* At Salon Paul Campos summarizes evidence for late switch by Roberts on ACA, and finds it persuasive.

* TPM’s David Taintor collects some of the wildest right-wing reactions to the decision.

* CNN launches “internal probe” to find out why it botched reporting of ACA decision. No word if Fox News will follow.

* House finally clears transportation bill that includes one-year extension of reduced student loan interest rates, but does not include earlier language mandating approval of Keystone XL pipeline.

And in non-political news:

* Cruise and Holmes announce divorce.

Back in just a while.

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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.