Lunch Buffet

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.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.