Lunch Buffet

We hope the new issue of WaMo will give you something nourishing to chew on in the week between the holidays. It offers a fresh reason for a year-end tax-deductible donation to our small but mighty operation.

Until you dig into the issue, though, here are some midday snacks:

* New CNN/ORC survey shows GOP opening up 49/44 advantage in congressional generic ballot (among RVs), a 13-point swing since October, with most movement being among white men.

* Excellent Linda Greenhouse piece reminding us of abiding differences between liberals and conservatives about value (and immutability) of original Constitution.

* AP’s Bill Barrow provides useful roundup of how Obamacare strategy and tactics are dividing Republicans in Senate primaries.

* Politico‘s David Nather outlines anecdotes spinmeisters will be looking for when ACA coverage expansion takes full effect on January 1.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket makes case for strategic resignation by Justice Ginsburg (and perhaps Justice Breyer).

And in non-political news:

* Vegas cab driver returns $300k in cash left in taxi to forgetful passenger. Cab company gives him $1k “reward,” but big tip would be nice.

As we break for lunch, here’s Darin Murphy with a different song entitled “Boxing Day.”

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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.