Lunch Buffet

Watching the fog slowly lift over the Monterey Peninsula, I look forward to a relaxing weekend–then remember all the deadlines! At least the view will be good.

Here are some midday Friday news/views snacks to get you to Happy Hour:

* Matt Yglesias tells you everything you need to knowabout the “natural rate of unemployment” concept and why is makes economic policy chronically deflationary.

* Elizabeth Warren reportedly received “rock star’s welcome” when she showed up to speak to a Democracy Alliance rich-donor confab.

* Susan Crawford calls Obama’s positioning on net neutrality a defining “presidential moment.”

* Some interesting glimmers of hope that administration might find easy “workaround” to sustain Obamacare subsidies even if a hostile SCOTUS strikes them down.

* At the Atlantic, Alana Semuels examines the many “zombie subdivisions” in semi-abandoned suburbs left by the housing bust.

And in non-political news:

* Todd Gurley returns!

As we break for lunch, here’s more Garry Moore, performing “Parisienne Walkway” in Dublin in 2005.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.