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.

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.