Not happy to realize accessing SEC Network via Comcast in California involves big upgrade package. Ain’t happening in our household. Shouldn’t be expensive to watch hours of Paul Finebaum and Tim Tebow.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Tom Edsall writes scathingly of “poverty capitalism,” his term for world of privatized government services poor folk have to pay for.

* The Upshot offers update with nifty charts on rapidly dropping Medicare spending growth rates.

* WaPo’s Matea Gold reports the Mark Pryor pro-Obamacare ad that created such a stir last week hasn’t inspired any imitators yet.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humpheys wonders if it will soon be acceptable for respectable Europeans to question the wisdom of the Euro.

* At College Guide, Andre Perry compares images of black kids in Ferguson and in Little League World Series, and suggests both lack the element of basic humanity.

And in non-political news:

* SoCal flooding spreads thanks to Hurricane Marie. How’s about some mild, steady rain, please?

That’s it for Hump Day. Let’s close with one more J.B. Lenoir tune: “Slow Down.”


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.