Lunch Buffet

Trying to develop some enthusiasm for the men’s Final Four, but may just watch temporarily available premium cable this weekend.

Here are some untelevised midday news/views items:

* Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), with his usual disdain for the zeitgeist, calls for a congressional pay raise.

* At the Prospect, David Dayen notes big banks are enjoying EZ borrowing terms thanks to implicit promise of bailouts if they fail.

* Raz daily tracking poll gives Obama net positive approval rating.

* Andrew Sullivan blasts the “hounding” of newly deposed Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich. Martin Longman fires back.

* Number of new Medicaid enrollees since Obamacare launch pegged at 3 million.

And in non-political news:

* Deion Sanders says Johnny Manzeil has “ghetto tendencies” that NFL won’t like.

As we break for lunch, here’s Muddy Waters performing “Hoochie Coochie Man” at Newport in 1960.

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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.