Blogging from a car creeping between two outposts of Atlanta exurbia where clearly the U.N. Agenda 21 conspiracy for “planning” has never taken hold.

Here are some mid-day samplings of news and views:

* Aside from the business community’s desire for a class of indentured servants, Pew offers another reason for persistent GOP interest in “guest worker” program: sizable gap between Americans rejecting deportation of the undocumented, and those supporting citizenship.

* If Democratic senators rapidly coming around to support for marriage equallity, Republican Lisa Murkowski allows as how her views are “evolving.”

* Obama quotes overwhelming support in polls for background checks in urging Senate not to “get squishy” on gun legislation.

* Turns out Adam Lanza fired 154 bullets in less than five minutes at Newtown. Yep, that’s the kind of firepower every homeowner needs to take down a burglar.

* At TNR, Molly Redden argues state abortion clinic licensing requirements could have more enduring impact than more direct efforts to enact early-pregnancy abortion bans.

And in non-political news:

* Is nothing sacred? California Chick-Fil-A franchise gives dozens of free food coupons to marriage equality protesters.

Back after traffic allows a stop.

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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.