Gotta say listening to Culture Club again after all these years brings back many memories of the early 80s, including its Reagan-dominated politics. For that matter, “my” Georgia gubernatorial candidate lost in 1982, which at the time seemed like the end of the world.
Here are some less nostalgic midday news/views treats:
* Facebook signals it’s following Google and Yelp in terminating its membership in ALEC due to the group’s position on climate change.
* Justice Ginsburg argues against resignation because Obama would not be able to get “someone like me” confirmed by the Senate.
* The inimitable former Ohio congressman James Traficant critically injured in farm accident.
* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman looks back sadly at Obama speech last May which many interpreted as ending GWOT.
* At TNR, Rebecca Traister discusses growing number of political women who are willing to talk about their own abortions–and how they should talk about them.
And in sorta non-political news:
* Bad news on continuing drought conditions in Northern and Central California as fall rains unlikely to appear; SoCal could get some El Nino relief.
As we break for lunch, here’s more Culture Club, performing the Motown-y “Church of the Poisoned Mind” on David Frost’s show in 1983.