I’d like to write more about my denomination’s stand against Indiana’s “religious liberty” law, but my wife and I are on the hook to serve soup at my denomination’s local outlet in a few hours.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Wingnuts denouncing Obama interview with HuffPost, a “gay porn outlet.”

* Lindsey Graham adopting the Jon Huntsman strategy more explicitly, advertising himself as telling GOPers what they don’t want to hear. Yeah, until Benghazi! comes up.

* Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman confesses his brain was hurt by Ted Cruz’s self-comparison to Galileo.

* At College Guide, Stephen Burd discusses the potential of “advance commitment” pledges of Pell Grant assistance to low-income students.

And in non-political news:

* Fab listicle of ugliest jerseys in NBA history.

That’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with Aretha performing “Rock Steady” on Soul Train in 1973.


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.