Lunch Buffet

Get-well thoughts for Martin Longman, who’s feeling poorly today.

Here are some healthy midday news/views snacks:

* At Salon Digby wonders if Mike Huckabee might be the front-runner the 2016 GOP presidential field has lacked.

* The Guardian provides a guide for puzzled Americans in following the Scottish independence vote.

* Obama plans to be very stringent in approving air strikes in Syria.

* Peter Beinart warns that the “security moms” phenomenon of 2002 could be returning.

* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman raises a question that has occurred to lots of us: why is IS taking actions designed to encourage greater U.S. intervention?

And in non-political news:

* Pizza Hut debuts “skinny slice” pizzas, latest fast-food effort to get fat profits from lighter fare (usually has not worked).

As we break for lunch, here’s another less famous but fabulous Hendrix song: “I Don’t Live Today,” from Are You Experienced?

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Ed Kilgore

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.