Lunch Buffet

Still in Georgia, and still completing the family circuit, so if posting is occasionally irregular, please forgive me (and blame the dreadfully slow news as well). Here are some mid-day morsels from the nearly-bare cupboard:

* Norquist predicts those “breaking” no-tax-increase pledge are demanding concessions they’ll never get, so it doesn’t really matter.

* At Mojo, David Corn disputes stubborn meme that Obama “caved” on Bush tax cuts two years ago.

* Charles Murray argues cultural conservatism is killing GOP potential among Asian-American voters.

* Southern Living hiring Jenna Bush in apparent bid for readership among younger women.

* Congressional Republicans pursue “federalism strategy” for achieving piecemeal repeal of Obamacare.

And in non-political news:

* Q&A on the upcoming movie Zero Dark Thirty, which runs from 9/11 through killing of bin Laden.

Back after a logistics 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.