Lunch Buffet

I’m en route to the Atlanta airport to head back to California, but to the extent allowed by the suspension of the car I am in, here are some mid-day bites of news and views:

* French conservative party splits in a real post-electioin “struggle for the soul.”

* ORC survey shows majority unhappy with administration handling of Benghazi, but not buying any conspiracy theories.

* “The Next Mitt Romney”–that’s one wingnut’s derisive comment about Jeb Bush.

* California’s Humboldt State University creating academic institute for study of issues related to marijuana.

* Nate Silver points out that proposal to create new non-marginal top tax rate will create dangerous “bubble” among taxpayers.

And in non-political news:

* Baseball union pioneer Marvin Miller dies at 95.

Back to blogging after I get through security.

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.