On the way back to Georgia later this afternoon for a couple of weeks, again on family business, so I’ll probably be blogging a bit earlier for a while, though also with a few distractions.
Here are some midday news/views treats:
* Dave Weigel argues poli sci dismissals of gerrymandering as major factor in GOP House domination miss obvious counter-examples. I agree. More on that later.
* Jeb Bush begs potential supporters to give him time to make up his mind about 2016 bid. Not the most emotionally satisfying pre-launch strategy, is it?
* Al Hunt lofts a Jim-Webb-for-president trial balloon.
* Grijalva and Udall sharply criticize Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration, but Harry Reid defends him.
* Nate Cohn notes huge R-to-D swing in sparse Alaska Senate polling needs to be taken with a grain of salt until more data becomes available.
And in non-political news:
* The Atlantic‘s Derek Thompson blames baseball’s offensive slump on camera-enforced strike zone.
As we break for lunch, here’s Eddie Cochran’s best-know classic: “Summertime Blues.”