Lunch Buffet

Against my better judgment, I did watch big chunks of last night’s unusual college football schedule. I have a friend who is a big Baylor and Stanford fan (along with the SEC’s surprise team, Mizzou, and also the Kansas City Chiefs), and he’s a very happy chappie today.

Here are some midday treats for you early-weekend revelers:

* The Atlantic‘s Jordan Weissman shows that Obamacare premiums way, way down the list of economic problems for young American adults.

* Even as Cooch fans credit him with moral victory or blame his defeat on Establishment sabotage, Cooch campaign chief says it was the shutdown that did him in.

* Kevin Drum explains why Bibi’s complaining won’t have any impact on U.S. policy towards Iran.

* At TAP, Clare Malone offers contrarian take on Rob Ford saga, saying it reflects atavistic views about addiction.

* In long profile of Halperin and Heilemann, TNR’s Marc Tracy finally adjudges that Double Down is “exactly” as entertaining and shallow as Game Change.

And in non-political news:

* The Onion to suspend its print edition, already only available in three markets (Chicago, Milwaukee and Providence).

As we break for lunch, here’s my favorite Quicksilver song: “Shady Grove.” Don’t believe they were singing about the DC Red Line station, FWIW.

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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.