Straw man furiously burning on Fox News right now: allowing women into combat roles means they may someday be drafted!

Here are some mid-day news-and-views morsels:

* Example of why late editing a good idea: WaPo reports upcoming book from VA gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli includes language very similar to Romney’s “47%” gaffe.

* National Review editors break w/ Rubio, oppose comprehensive immigration reform, partly on grounds that GOP will never win Latino vote.

* At The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf gives conservatives very low scores on their comprehension of popular culture.

* Slate‘s Dave Weigel gives Chuck Hagel low scores on his handling of predictable questions in early phase of his confirmation hearings.

* TNR’s Jonathan Cohn argues for smarter gun regulations based on better knowledge of gun markets and weapon technology.

And in non-political news:

* All Nippon Airlines suing Boeing for costs associated with grounding of 787s.

Back after some household chores.

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.