Lunch Buffet

Baylor up big over Nebraska, Mercer in tight battle with Duke. Day of the Baptist Bears?

* Ukraine signs elements of trade deal with EU in soft-power riposte to Russia.

* At TNR Mike Konczal makes strong case Tea Party and Wall Street totally in synch on policy.

* The Atlantic‘s Lucia Graves sees softening of GOP state resistance to Medicaid expansion. I’m not so sure.

* Turkish P.M. threatening to shut down Twitter.

* Mike Tomasky uses graduation rate figures for March Madness team to make heretical liberal argument for college sports.

And in non-political news:

* Nun wows ’em on Italian version of The Voice.

Here’s another great Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions tune as we break for lunch: “People Get Ready:”

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.