Ah, yes, spent some fine time in the wayback machine before that last post.

Here are some less marinated midday news/views treats:

* At The Week, Pascal-Emanuel Gobry makes case that “traditional” views of sex always have been and also will be central to Christianity. I’m sure a lot of people hostile to Christianity would agree.

* Pew profiles 2% of American adults who have run for office. Surprise: they are disproportionately white, male, and well-educated.

* Annie Lowrey takes a long look at how Eric Cantor’s going to actually earn his fat Wall Street salary.

* Alec MacGillis suggests Cantor’s rich remuneration is as much a reward for past service as an incentive to future performance.

* First federal court upholding of state same-sex marriage ban, in Louisiana.

And in non-political news:

* Apple stock taking a beating after celebrity nude photo hacking in iCloud.

As we break for lunch, here’s a much earlier edition of Montrose with Sammy Hagar performing “Bad Motor Scooter.”

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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.