Wow, did I need and appreciate the semi-long weekend! Stored up enough sleep to make it at least until Tuesday without a nap.
Here are some wide-awake news/views treats:
* Mark your calendars: Warren Harding’s letters to his lover to be made public on July 29.
* Lynn Sweet remembers “Al the Pal” Dixon (defeated in a 1992 Senate Democratic primary by Carol Mosley Braun), who died over the weekend.
* Ornstein argues that treatment of corporations could be biggest and worst legacy of Hobby Lobby decision.
* Greg Sargent notes Tom Cotton’s extremist voting record beginning to catch up with him.
* Republicans claim McFadden nomination has vastly raised chances of upset win against Al Franken.
And in non-political news:
* Prospects for hosting 2022 Olympic Winter Games reduced to Oslo, Beijing, and Almaty (Kazakhstan).
As we break for lunch, here’s more psychobilly (or proto-psychobilly): the Cramps with “Garbage Man.”