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.”

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.