I’m heading back to the U.S. this afternoon, and could face a posting problem if the Quebec airport doesn’t have WiFi. So I’ll get as much done as I can before leaving the hotel cocoon.

Here are some midday news/views treats gleaned from across the border:

* At TNR, Matthew Pratt Guterl discusses the vast video evidence of police violence against minority suspects and suggests body cameras won’t help much.

* Chait summarizes growing evidence that Affordable Care Act working as it was intended to do.

* Deadly fighting breaks out between Islamists and Russian security forces in Chechnya.

* At the Prospect, Robert Waldman offers a rich new example of business titans who haven’t a political clue.

* At the Atlantic, Russell Berman reviews the state lawsuits aimed at stopping the president’s executive action on immigration.

And in non-political news:

* Florida hire Jim McElwain of Colorado State as new head football coach, as bidding war to hire fired Gator coach Will Muschamp as defensive coordinator gains steam.

As we break for lunch, here’s the Fab Four performing another song from Beatles For Sale, “I’m a Loser,” in Paris.

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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.