Deadly combo of slow news day and major moonlighting deadlines makes this Tuesday painful. Hang with me, animals.
Here are some midday news/views tastycakes:
* Book-mark for future reference: Jonathan Cohn marshals the evidence that the Affordable Care Act is working well.
* New case headed for POTUS will test whether religious liberty holdings of Hobby Lobby apply to minority religions like Islam.
* At TNR Brian Beutler argues Romney wasn’t off-balance or “uncomfortable” making his 47% gaffe, as Mitt suggested in Liebovich piece.
* New York Times tick-tock on when administration assessments of IS changed mentions a factor a lot of critics have forgotten: shocking collapse of Iraqi Army.
* Juan Williams the rare pundit who thinks improving economy could tip midterms to Democrats.
And in non-political news:
* FCC bans NFL blackouts for non-sold-out games.
As we break for lunch, here’s more Marc Bolan with T. Rex, performing “Jeepster” in 1972.