Little did I know nine days ago when I was driving through northern Missouri seeing all those Todd Akin signs that I was seeing the name of the Next New National Political Sensation! It’s been a very weird week so far. Here’s what I’ve got left over:
* New Pew survey shows large and gradually increasing public misgivings about Ryan’s approach to Medicare.
* WaPo’s Greg Sargent notes from earlier polling that Ryan is also very vulnerable on his approach to education policy.
* Bad news for EPA’s authority to regulate power plant emissions in 2-1 decision by DC Court of Appeals panel.
* At College Guide, Georgetown professor Erik Voeten mulls (and asks reader feedback about) possible ban on classroom laptops and tablets.
* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Zasloff notes some of the many uncomfortable questions Todd Akin has inadvertently raised about conservative ideology.
And in non-political news:
* Georgia Health Sciences University lab tech found drunk, with pants down, and surrounded by monkeys. Helluva party.
Speaking of Georgia: there are runoff elections in my home state today, including two good, vicious GOP congressional contests. I’ll have results tomorrow.