Lunch Buffet

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.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.