Lunch Buffet

At some point if I stare at exit polls any more I’m going to start screaming. I both love and hate post-election analysis.

Here are some much less complicated midday news/views treats:

* Silver lining: two gun-lobby champs who won special state senate elections in CO lost last Tuesday. But GOPers won control the chamber anyway.

* Ron Fournier abandons his professed support for Obamacare because Jonathan Gruber says administration lied about it. Too bad, uninsured.

* Mark Bauerlein argues there’s evidence youngest voters (18-24) drifting away from Democratic column.

* At the New Yorker, Jeffrey Frank compares 2014 to midterm elections of 1940 and 1950s, and finds “mood swing” unimpressive.

* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman warns against extrapolations of low-turnout midterm trends.

And in non-political news:

* European spacecraft lands on surface of comet.

As we break for lunch, here’s more Neil Young with Crazy Horse, and the studio version of “Down By the River.”

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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.