Got a shoutout on Twitter from a Monterey Herald reporter for mentioning local water woes at Lunch Buffet. Last time my stuff got noticed out here was by a staffer at the Henry Miller Library who blasted me as a Beltway Pundit the week after I attended a Lucinda Williams concert at their venue. Go figure.

Here are some final items of the day:

* Republicans cheer possibility of avoiding another Ken Buck Senate nomination as Rep. Cory Gardner announces he’ll run for Mark Udall’s Senate seat in CO.

* In an interesting exercise in ideological disciplinary action, Ben Domenech warns conservatives against any compromise with Keynesianism.

* Bill to avoid annual overriding of Medicare reimbursement rates moving along in both Houses of Congress with bipartisan supoort.

* Texas the very latest state where federal judge has declared same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

* At Ten Miles Square, Summer Jiang provides a very useful preview of upcoming DC elections for us outlanders.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on GAO report showing that increase in student loan borrowing limit would have little or not impact on college costs, rebutting a common conservative assumption.

And in non-political news:

* Perhaps indicating she’s more like Fiona Wallice than we realized, Lisa Kudrow hit with civil judgment that she owes ex-manager $1.6 million in unpaid commissions. Good thing Web Therapy recently renewed for a new season (I love the show myself).

That’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with one more Fats Domino hit, “I’m Walking,” performed at Jazzfest in 2001.


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.