Lunch Buffet

Trying to decide whether to binge-watch the just-released second season of Orange Is the New Black at the risk of confirming Matt Continetti’s cultural stereotypes of us decadent liberals.

Here are some midday Friday news/views Taystee Treats:

* First post-primary public poll of GA GOP SEN runoff, from SUSA, shows Jack Kingston up over David Perdue 52-41.

* Sad news for political junkies: Slate‘s Dave Weigel to spend most of June working on his Prog Rock book.

* For reasons I can’t fathom, WaPo’s Jen Rubin makes a desultory case for a Rick Perry Comeback in 2016.

* At TNR Brian Beutler predicts Republicans will overreach on the Bergdahl “scandal.” Always a safe bet.

* At The Atlantic, Peter Beinart argues that the Obama administration has engaged with the Taliban too little, not too much.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Josh Marshall posts some fascinating photos of Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Leni Riefenstahl taken at a Berlin party in 1928 by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

As we break for lunch, I’m fresh out of D-Day songs, so here’s some musical history: a very strange performance of “Well” on this day in 1971 at the Fillmore East by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. Zappa’s guitar licks are nice, and Yoko’s backup “vocals” are, er, interesting.

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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.