Lunch Buffet

Had an appointment that ran long (yes, that happens even to news-cycle bloggers), so sorry if your stomachs are growling for Lunch.

* Brother Benen examines Rand Paul’s “I’ll repeal all executive orders” boast.

* After watching oral arguments at Kansas Supreme Court, Rick Hasen reasonably sure Chad Taylor will get his name removed from November ballot, which is good news for Democrats.

* Meanwhile, federal appeals court’s ruling suddenly lifting stay against voter ID law has caused electoral chaos in Wisconsin.

* Obama sending 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to help deal with medical and logistical side of fight against Ebola.

* Greg Sargent notes the extent to which the worm has turned on cultural issues, with Democrats generally on the offensive.

And in non-political news:

* Philippines’ Mount Mayon appears on brink of eruption.

As we break for lunch, here’s another song about Selective Service: the Byrds with “Draft Morning,” alongside video of actual draft notice.

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.