Up a bit late last night watching the eery halogen lights of the squid boats on Monterey Bay. Very Close-Encounterish. And I don’t even eat calamari.
Here are some non-aquatic midday treats:
* 5-4 SCOTUS decision approving prayers at local government meetings showed Court backing “coercion” as opposed to “endorsement” standard for kinds of religious expressions that crossed the constitutional lines.
* SCOTUS also refuses to hear case challenging restrictions on right to carry guns in public.
* Final pre-primary PPP survey of NC shows Tillis right at 40% threshold for avoiding runoff, but with his opponents gaining momentum.
* Marco Rubio joins Romney and Palin in endorsing Joni Ernst for Senate in Iowa.
* Interesting New York piece on CBS’ quandary about restoring suspended reporter Lara Logan to 60 Minutes crew.
And in non-political news:
* West Virginians, at bottom in so many indicators, lead nation in generosity of restaurant tips.
As we break for lunch, here’s another song of the Mexican revolution: “Juana Gallo,” as performed by Guadalupe del Carmen.