Stretch of warm, spectacular spring weather here on the central coast has broken, yielding to old, boring, semi-perfection. Good day to stay inside and blog, which is good, because that’s what I have to do anyway.
Here are some mid-day items that called out to me from the news pantry:
* Bloomberg anti-gun-violence group mulling massive ad campaign against Mark Pryor.
* Ricin case speculation shifts to failed Mississippi Republican political candidate.
* Harold Meyerson says sale of L.A. Times to the Brothers Koch would violate “civic trust.”
* In decision that is getting mixed reviews from liberals, Andrew Sullivan wins 2013 Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism.
* And speaking of awards, TNR’s Alec MacGillis very unhappy about Pulitzer awarded to the Wall Street Journal‘s Bret Stephens.
And in non-political news:
* Apple’s sales up but profits down thanks to discounted older iPhone sales and low price of Mini.
Back within an hour.