Sorry for the late lunch, but as explained earlier, it was unavoidable. Thanks to Martin for filling in.

Here are some just-in-time midday news/views treats.

* Rep. Rosa DeLauro introduces national sugary soda tax legislation.

* Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds law eliminating collective bargaining rights for public employees.

* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman predicts the willingness to sue Obama to become an early litmus test for all Republicans.

* TNR’s David Dayen reports on the metro-wide Bay Area minimum-wage campaign.

* At The Nation, Steven Gillers discusses possible obstruction of justice charges against Andrew Cuomo.

And in non-political news:

* MLB trade deadline liveblog!

As we break for lunch, here’s some more Trip Shakespeare, with the title track to Lulu.

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.