Lunch Buffet

Sorry, folks, but I’m operating on less than two hours’ sleep (combination of a late errand, insomnia, and a crazy early trip to take my wife to the airport), but will try to avoid the kind of typo that had me writing that Obama was demanding a tax cut for the wealthy alone.

Here are some newsy hors d’oeuvres for your midday enjoyment:

* Paul Starr urges Democrats to make Medicaid expansion fight an opportunity to rebuild strength in the South.

* I do a little more agitating (at TNR this time) about the Jindal voucher program and its connection to Mitt Romney.

* In commenting on very small tax hit that all but the top 1% would face under Obama’s proposal, Greg Sargent reminds us how marginal tax rates work.

* New leak from Supreme Court to CBS’ Jan Crawford–apparently from conservative Justices or their clerks–reiterates bitterness towards Roberts for “flip” on ACA.

* Krugman compares career and tax payments of George and Mitt Romney, tellingly.

And in non-political news:

* Vegas’ Heart Attack Grill loses trademark infringement suit against NY’s 2d Avenue Deli’s for its “Instant Heart Attack” Sandwich. Glad I had that stress test the other day.

Back after the briefest catnap.

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.