Lunch Buffet

So I’m officially the author of a book with my name on it. Don’t feel much different so far.

Here are some midday news/views treats:

* Cease-fire announced in Ukraine. We’ll see if it sticks.

* Deus ex machina: Greg Sargent notes Texas judge could give Republicans temporary way out of their DHS funding trap by putting hold on Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman not real impressed with the War Authorization “farce.”

* Scott Walker hardly the only GOP governor hammering public higher education: it’s under major attack in North Carolina.

* Peter Beinart argues that Jeb Bush’s “epic fundraising ability” is the only thing that separates him from George Pataki.

And in non-political news:

* Harrowing tale of consequences of dumb, offensive joke on Twitter that provoked global shaming.

As we break for lunch, here, by request, is Ellen McIlwaine covering Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home.”

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.