Tim Howard for Speaker

The particular agony of trying to blog this afternoon is that so many potential newsmakers and nearly all the chattering classes are watching the U.S.-Belgium World Cup game. Leave it to Paul Begala to find a way to play off the game with a political comment:

True dat.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.