Lunch Buffet

Happy Easter Monday for those inclined to treat yesterday’s Christian feast as the beginning of a season.

Here are some midday news/views treats:

* Gotta say, when you feel compelled to hire a psychologist to evaluate your Sunday Show’s ratings-poor host, as NBC has done with David Gregory, it might be time to give him a little less job security.

* Two vacant spots on the Board of Governors could give progressives chance to shape Fed.

* TNR’s Brian Beutler thinks brightening picture for Obamacare could destroy GOP’s midterm strategy.

* Greg Brannon, who could well be GOP Senate nominee in pivotal NC, seemed to be sympathetic to 9/11 “truther” argument as recently as 2012.

* Ta-Nehisi Coates declares “the struggle for integration…largely over.”

And in non-political news:

* “Hurricane” Carter dies at 76.

As we break for lunch, here’s Brownie McGhee with Sonny Terry performing “Cornbread and Peas.”

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

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.