Lunch Buffet

Grrrr. Just lost a long, long post on Tom Frank’s latest cri de couer, due to internet instability where I’m writing, compounded by my own carelessness. I’ll reconstruct it, but in the meantime I’m terribly late for Lunch.

* Vice chairman of AZ Republican Party quits after suggesting sterilization of The Welfare on his radio show. Idiot. Doesn’t he understand sterilization opposed by RTLers?

* Tapping the same vein without offense to anti-choicers, Scott Walker jumps on the drug-testing-for-SNAP-beneficiaries bandwagon.

* A rather conflicted Noam Scheiber thinks HRC isn’t doing enough to address weaknesses he’s not sure actually matter.

* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman conducts a fruitful interview with expert on how images of people about to die do–and don’t–change public opinion.

* Greg Sargent blasts media for obsession with the largely irrelevant question of whether action against IS is defined as a “war.”

And in non-political news:

* The Algarve region of Portugal tops list of best places to go full expat.

As we break for lunch, here’s some early Hot Tuna, performing “Mann’s Fate.”

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.