Lunch Buffet

It rained again overnight! I could really get used to this.

Here are some wonderfully soggy midday news/views treats:

* Harry Reid asks Elizabeth Warren to join leadership as liaison to progressives.

* James Inhofe argues that China’s agreement to emissions goals all a ruse aimed at making U.S. dependent on their electricity.

* Ben Carson to keynote annual dinner of Iowa Family Leader, the dominant Christian Right group in the state; ticket sales are boffo.

* At the Prospect, Dana Goldstein examines the foreshadowing of the controversy over Teach for America in the National Teacher Corps.

* At the Atlantic, Peter Beinart discusses the obsession of conservatives with the rhetoric of “restoration.”

And in non-political news:

* Warren Buffet buys Duracell.

As we break for lunch, here’s Steeleye Span at the 1987 Philadelphia Folk Festival performing “King Henry,” an ode to the power of chivalry.

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.