Had a debilitating stomach bug last night which destroyed my leisure time, but the devil that planted it clearly wants me to work.
Here are some mid-day news/views treats that are pre-tested for digestibility:
* Ad wars in Montana appear to be based on assumption that Max Baucus could switch his vote on background checks now that he’s retiring. How cynical.
* Obama administration’s two-year reduction in the minimum age for OTC purchases of Plan B not going over real well among reproductive rights advocates.
* Matt Yglesias looks at the “401(k) world” and finds it very depressing, as do I.
* It didn’t just start in 2000: At TNR, Linda Hirshman discovers 1988 letter from Justice Sandra Day O’Conner to Barry Goldwater cheerleading for Poppy Bush’s election.
And in non-political news:
* Interesting debate in blogosphere over identifying “most average city in America.”
Back after a cautious bite.