Lunch Buffet

The temptation to eat bad-for-me food is really overwhelming here in Georgia. Indulged in the fried green tomato bacon & cheese sandwich at Doug’s Place in Emerson on Sunday, but it hasn’t cured the craving entirely.

Here are some less lethal midday snacks:

* Lloyd Grove speculates about successor to “Dead Head Talking” David Gregory as moderator of Meet the Press (or just Meet as Beltway types often call it).

* Twitter boasts of its diversity efforts.

* Excellent profile of Michelle Nunn’s campaign style as “grit, but no red meat,” by Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Jim Galloway.

* Nicholas Kristof provides “Idiot’s Guide to Inequality” for people who can’t make it through Piketty.

* At TNR Rebecca Leber notes that even Pentagon testimony doesn’t convince Republicans to take climate change seriously.

And in non-political news:

* New commercial airline mystery arises with disappearance of Air Algerie flight over northern Mali.

As we break for lunch, here’s more Magic Sam, with “Looking Good.” Sure sounding good.

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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.