Lunch Buffet

As suggested earlier, we’ll have our usual Major Evening Event schedule here at PA, with an afternoon hiatus followed by some nighttime blogging.

Here are some midday treats, mostly election-flavored, to tide you over:

* Hooray! WaPo is doing exit polling in VA today! It’s almost like a real on-year election!

* Campaigns in today’s Alabama congressional runoff arguing over who’d be more like Ted Cruz.

* Patricia Murphy explains why national Dems decided not to mess with Chris Christie’s reelection bid.

* Big Apple Democrats prepare for first mayoral victory celebration in 24 years. Amazing.

* Paul Krugman takes a big stick to Germany’s insistence on running big trade surpluses.

And in non-political news:

* Ventura (CA), Minneapolis/St. Paul and Orlando lead list of housing markets cooling off after red-hot recoveries.

Back for a bit in a bit. Here’s some more Joe Jackson: “I’m the Man,” performed in 1979.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.