I’m ahead of schedule on posting, so I’m doing Lunch Buffet a bit early to accommodate a family business chore that may take a couple of hours. Be back when I can.
Here are some midday news/views morsels:
* Interesting conservative appreciation of Elizabeth Warren’s specificity of views from Washington Examiner‘s Byron York.
* Benjamin Wallace-Wells argues Israel is losing the American media war in its confrontation with Hamas.
* At the Prospect, Robert Waldman notes trip to Iowa forced Chris Christie out of comfortable vagueness on difficult issues.
* TNR’s Brian Beutler appropriately calls suit against Obamacare the three-judge DC Circuit panel just upheld a “fundamentally dishonest solicitation of right-wing judicial activism.” Bingo.
* At the Atlantic, Joe Pinsker argues all that anti-Obamacare advertising has simply improved awareness of the law among potential beneficiaries, boosting enrollment.
And in non-political news:
* Novelist Thomas Berger dies at 89.
As we break for lunch, here’s the best known song from My Aim Is True, “Alison,” performed in 1977. Still gives me chills.