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Lawyers, Guns & Money‘s Scott Lemieux informs me via Twitter that Brooklyn hipsters like Yes now! Who knew? What a relief!

Here are some Monday mid-day news/views treats for your consumption:

* Breitbart’s Shapiro raises the alarm: Boehner abandoning Hastert Rule! Stop him! Stop him!

* No surprise in WaPo report by Michael Fletcher, but point worth repeating when considering increase in retirement age: lengthened lifespans mostly among wealthier folk.

* NYC ban on super-sized sugary drinks due to go into effect tomorrow.

* Also tomorrow, president expected to nominate Justice Department’s civil rights division chief as Secretary of Labor. Suzy Khimm offers useful profile, including grounds on which Republicans may go after him.

* Beinart argues Jeb is toast as a presidential candidate even without his immigration flip-flopping, unless he can find way to flip-flop his last name or denounce his own brother.

And in non-political news:

* Perils of the revival tour: Motley Crue frontman rushed from stage to hospital with kidney stones.

Back in a few.

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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.