Boy, the day’s moving really fast, especially for a Friday. Here’s an early Lunch Buffet (and ninth post):
* FBI to hold press conference today to discuss findings in mysterious bombing of NAACP office in Colorado Springs earlier this week.
* Some tentative evidence emerging that North Korea could be experimenting with Chinese-style reforms of centralized agricultural management.
* To no one’s surprise, Martin O’Malley confirms interest in a presidential bid; says he’ll make up his mind by this spring, like all the other wannabes.
* Vatican theologians affirm right-wing-death-squad victim Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador murdered for his faith, not his politics, clearing way for beatification or even sanctification by Pope Francis.
* At the Prospect, Gershom Gorenberg argues against possible cutoff of U.S. aid to Palestinian Authority.
And in non-political news:
* Disintegrating meteorite lights up the night sky in Bucharest.
As we break for lunch, here’s a performance from another of today’s birthday celebrants: new senior (he’s 65) David Johansen and the New York Dolls with “Looking For a Kiss” on German TV in 1973.