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.