Lunch Buffet

Great to be home for a while. Thanks to the new member of our blogging team, Nancy LeTourneau, for the fine weekend work.

Here are some midday news/views treats:

* Koch organizations outstripping RNC (and everybody else in GOP) in voter data collection and use.

* In case you missed it, here’s the latest report showing health care spending now (post-Obamacare) in line with economy as a whole.

* Shocker: Democrats “secretly” supported Greg Orman’s Senate campaign. Not so secretly, too.

* At the New Yorker, Margaret Talbot offers a good overview of the Rolling Stone/UVA rape controversy.

* Wonder when TNR is going to clean up its masthead?

And in non-political news:

* White and black remain the most popular colors for cars, with grey and silver just behind.

As we break for lunch, here’s another non-top-40 Doors song: “Runnin’ Blues.”

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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.