I was lucky enough to see Stevie Ray Vaughan perform in Atlanta, opening for Huey Lewis & the News. I left about halfway through Huey’s set.

Here are some tuneful midday news/views treats:

* Daniel Larison even more contemptuous of the idea of Lindsey Graham presidential run than I am.

* Hillary Clinton planning heavy fall midterm schedule to help Senate, gubernatorial and House candidates.

* Gallup survey shows Kansas as least conservative of ten most Republican states. So a relatively large number of actual “moderate Republicans.”

* At TNR Brian Beutler contrasts Reince Priebus’ claim that Republicans are standing on positive principles with trivia at forefront of several of their most prominent campaigns.

* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman runs through all the reasons Obama isn’t getting credit for improving the economy.

And in non-political news:

* Ducks upset by Arizona for second straight year.

As we break for lunch, here’s Stevie Ray performing “Cold Shot.”

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.