Okay, so it’s lunchtime, and I’ve given a gander to National Signing Day action. In Rivals rankings so far, SEC teams have 5 of top 8 classes, 6 of top ten, with Bama a lock to finish first and my Georgia Bulldogs currently at 8th with two big decisions outstanding.

Here are some midday treats for you non-college-football fans:

* At TNR, Jerry Coyne recaps Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate on creationism at Kentucky’s Museum of Creation.

* Former American Idol star Clay Aiken announces House bid in NC.

* Friedman dubs diplomatic pressure on Israel over the occupation and settlement policies “the Third Intifada.”

* At the Prospect, Gershom Gorenberg offers a fascinating review of John Judis’ new book on the creation of the State of Israel and the continuing fallout from how it was accomplished.

* At The Atlantic, Peter Beinart reviews the old argument over the “liberal” label in the context of Bill O’Reilly’s interview of Obama.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Walgreen drug chain has no immediate plans to stop selling coffin nails, despite CVS action.

As we break for lunch, here’s more Freddie King, performing “Boogie Funk” in 1973.

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.