Lunch Buffet

The morning really flew by, which happens when your posts get longer. But here are some small plates:

* Salon‘s Alex Seitz-Wald explodes Michele Bachmann’s latest Islamo-phobic witch hunt.

* DISCLOSE Act succumbs to Senate filibuster as Republicans continue to reject their prior support for maximum donor disclosure.

* Pew shows continued strong plurality support for higher taxes on those with incomes over $250k.

* PPP survey shows Obama still up in Iowa, but with half the double-digit lead he had in May.

* At Ten Miles Square, John Sides suggests Obama’s may be beginning to buy overselling of the power of the bully pulpit.

And in non-political news:

* In new memoir, Michael Vick admits dog-fighting became more important to him than football.

Back in a few.

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.