Lunch Buffet

These sorta short weeks (measured by posting 7 times instead of 12 on Monday!) are a relief, but also confusing. It doesn’t feel very Tuesday. I’ll take remedial action in a moment.

Here are some more straightforward midday news/views treats:

* The ever-cynical Mitch McConnell continues to pretend popular Obamacare system in Kentucky has nothing to do with Obamacare.

* Scalia, Thomas and Ginsberg join in rare dissent, arguing SCOTUS should have reviewed drug sentencing discrepancy case.

* Hannah Rosen reviews Katha Pollitt’s important new book on reclaiming abortion rights as a social and moral positive.

* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman weighs pros and cons of Wendy Davis’ “wheelchair ad.”

* The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball diagnoses the fading prospects of Michigan GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land.

And in non-political news:

* Football Outsidersadvanced stats rank Ole Miss and Mississippi State first and second, FSU 14th.

As we pause for lunch, I’d note it’s also Justin Hayward’s 68th birthday, so here are the Moody Blues performing the appropriate song: “Tuesday Afternoon.”

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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.