I’m actually going out to lunch today with a church group, so there will be a brief blogging hiatus from about 2:45-4:00 EDT. Good thing I’m ahead of schedule, despite something less than a torrent of political news.
Here are some midday tastes from hither and yon:
* New York Times and WaPo team up with Mozilla to develop a grant-funded state of the art digital commenting system. If it works, hope there’s another grant to help po’ folks like WaMo adopt it.
* Business Insider posts map of “most liberal” and “most conservative” municipalities in each state. More about that later.
* St. Louis Post-Dispatch replaces George Will with Mike Gerson as syndicated columnist after complaints about Will’s recent offensive piece on campus sexual assaults.
* Politico trumpets the “return of the GOP hawks,” featuring McCain, Graham and Rubio.
* NPR poll provides unsurprising news that Obama’s approval rating lower than average in 12 Senate battleground states. Eight of them went for Romney in 2012.
And in non-political news:
* Dodgers’ Kershaw tosses 15-strikeout no-hitter against Rockies.
As we break for lunch, here’s Paul Robeson singing “No More Auction Block.”