Once one has masticated the SC-1 results as thoroughly as possible, not a lot of hard political news to serve up today, unless you’re willing to turn on CSPAN and watch Benghazi! hearings, which I’m not. Here are a few microwavable snacks, hopefully not freezer-burned:
* Fine Amanda Marcotte headline: “Mark Sanford Wins. Time to Start Ignoring Him Again.”
* Sean Trende plausibly argues only real meaning of Sanford win is that Democratic wave in 2014 less likely than ever.
* At Plum Line, Jamelle Bouie looks at declining budget deficit numbers and wonders if we’re allowed to talk about unemployment now.
* Feds release data on wildly varying hospital prices for medical procedures. There are a million provisos for this data, but it’s still important and disturbing.
* Change of pace: Christian Right blogger David Brody notes impact of progressive Christians in MA Senate race.
And in non-political news:
* Fascinating piece at Slate by Aisha Harris on how African-American “heroes” like Charles Ramsey morphed into racial stereotypes via viral videos.
Back within the next hour.