I’m going on a weekend trip with church friends, and will accordingly do some afternoon posts from the fine working conditions of a moving automobile (with potentially unstable internet connections). But we’ll sojourn on.
Here are some mobile midday news/views treats for the road:
* Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi share 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
* At TNR Franklin Foer makes the case for becoming alarmed by Amazon’s monopoly power.
* At Politico Magazine, Will Marshall restates the “pragmatic progressive” hypothesis for an era of asymmetric polarization.
* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman warns against unwarranted optimism in future willingness of SCOTUS to interfere with voter suppression efforts.
* NJ GOP Senate nominee Jeff Bell comes right out and articulates the “single women are married to the welfare state” argument for his electoral problems.
And in non-political news:
* Carol Burnett returns to Broadway at 81.
As we break for lunch, here’s John Prine with another beloved tune: “Paradise.” Shame this can’t be a campaign song in Kentucky, eh?