Lunch Buffet

I’m a little late here, but my wife and I had a sudden hankering for biscuits, and they only serve them so long.

Here are some midday treats I picked up while I was out:

* Distinguished Duke law professor Walter Dellinger calls argument that Obama’s executive action is a power grab “absurd.”

* Kevin Drum methodically goes through legal arguments against Obama’s authority and calls GOP rhetoric “playground silliness.”

* Greg Sargent argues that omission of protection for parents of Dreamers good example of care taken in drafting an executive action that’s on sound legal ground.

* Long-awaited House GOP lawsuit on Obamacare employer mandate finally filed.

* Really bad vibes between Senate Dems and White House over “torture report.” former think latter “slow-walking it” to death.

And in non-political news:

* Bills-Jets game scheduled for Sunday in Buffalo moved to Monday in Detroit. Now that’s a snow storm!

As we break for lunch, here’s Freddy Fender (with Ry Cooder, who wrote the song, on guitar) performing “Across the Borderline,” with opening credits from the movie it was written for, The Border, a 1982 Jack Nicholson vehicle.

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.