After (figuratively) holding our breaths for many hours, I think we are all coming to the realization that “answers” about the Boston bombings may not emerge for a long time. So life goes on, though not without continued reflection on yesterday’s tragedy.

Here are some mid-day morsels. Hope I got the microwave settings right:

* Well, some people just can’t wait to exploit the bombings: Rep. Steve King says possibility of immigrant involvement sufficient reason to delay reform legislation.

* Slate‘s Dave Weigel explains circumstances of bombing that will make “truther”-style conspiracy theories difficult to sustain.

* At TNR, Lydia DePillis makes case marathons are the kind of event it’s impossible to completely make secure.

* Despite canceled press conference, Senate Gang of Eight to introduce legislation today (TPM has outline).

* SCOTUSblog’s Amy Howe suggests Supremes may be headed to narrow decision outlawing patents on “isolated DNA.”

And in non-political news:

* Ozzy Osbourne reveals drug-booze relapse. Reminds me of the slogan of the Vortex Bar in Atlanta: “It’ Never Too Late to Start Wasting Your Life.”

Back after some quick moonlighting.

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.