I’m running a little late because I just had a new refrigerator delivered, and have been squeezing perishables into it.
Speaking of perishables, here are some mid-day items news items freshly thawed:
* Fascinating piece from The New Yorker‘s Jane Meyer on the pressures brought to bear on a public television journalist (and station) with respect to Park Avenue, a documentary aired last year that did not please heavy donor David Koch.
* Peter Beinert offers sympathy to the devil, and argues against demonizing the IRS.
* Like me, TAP’s Paul Waldman writing about conservative switching of subject of IRS “investigation” from scrutiny of tax-exempts to non-germane tax audits.
* At Salon, Katie McDonough explores spread of poverty to the suburbs.
* Greg Sargent digs deeper into the stark partisan splits in the new CNN-ORC poll on Benghazi! and the IRS.
And in non-political news:
* Jon Stewart becoming a major celebrity in China.
Back after some chores.