Lunch Buffet

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?

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.