Lunch Buffet

You know, I really don’t miss suburban sprawl or blogging in traffic. Probably good to endure both now and then as a reminder.

Here are some less hectic midday news/views items:

* The Onion offers its own rankings of top 6 colleges. Very funny.

* Interesting Shane Goldmacher piece on feud between Rand Paul and powerful Kentucky congressman Hal Rogers.

* Ted Cruz stalks off stage at conference for Middle Eastern Christians after his identification of Israel with his hosts’ cause drew some boos.

* Utah Gov. Gary Herbert reports “conceptual” agreement between HHS and his state on Medicaid waiver to accompany expansion.

* Politico update on GOP rescue mission for Pat Roberts, or as campaign of Greg Orman calls it, a “mudslinging hit squad from Washington.”

And in non-political news:

* Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder charges by judge, but could still face homicide conviction.

As we break for lunch, here’s John Martyn performing “Spencer the Rover” in 1977.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.