Sorry, got a little tied up in trying to remember my Con Law classes from many long years ago in writing the last post. I don’t have a staff of research assistants like George Will undoubtedly has at his disposal.
Here are some lightly researched midday news/views treats:
* New York City considering $15 minimum wage for employees of national retail chains.
* Sean Trende outlines a remote scenario by which Democrats could actually gain Senate seats in November. Didn’t seem too likely in 2012, either, did it?
* Society of Actuaries estimates 2015 insurance premium hikes unlikely to hit the double-digit levels–nationally, at least–so many conservatives are predicting.
* Interesting Vogel/Winger report at Politico about big-money “sponsorship” arrangements between Tea Party groups and talk-radio gabbers.
* TNR’s Marc Tracy examines the sudden rock-star celebrity of economist Thomas Picketty.
And in sorta non-political news:
* Yahoo exec dropped after unsuccessful 15-month tenure earns $58 million severance package. Nice work if you can get it.
As we break for lunch, here’s the Byrds with a classic trippy song from 1967: “Eight Miles High.”