Lunch Buffet

Looking forward to tomorrow’s Breakfast Tailgate before my Georgia Bulldogs take on Tennessee at 9:00 AM PDT.

Here are some dawgalicious midday news/views treats:

* Georgia’s Republican Gov. Nathan Deal manages to maneuver Ludacris into an appearance at what became a Deal campaign event. Mighty weird.

* Milton Wolf, Pat Roberts’ right-wing primary opponent, reportedly open to endorsement of indie Greg Orman–but only if Orman promises to caucus with Republicans, which probably ain’t happening.

* WaPo’s The Fix announces final Senate battleground likely limited to five states: Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina and Kansas. Guess recent polling in AR and GA just doesn’t matter.

* At the Guardian, long passionate argument from Karen Armstrong against Western presumption that secularism only route to peace and stability.

* KochWorld’s Americans for Prosperity apparently sending out disinformation on voting procedures to North Carolinians.

And in non-political news:

* Flights delayed all over Midwest after fire at suburban Chicago air traffic control center, which seems to have been deliberately set, perhaps as part of suicide attempt.

As we break for lunch, here’s Bryan Ferry showing off his vibrato in a 2003 performance of “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.”

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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.