Since I live about an hour from the San Andreas Fault, I’m curious about Hollywood’s latest disaster movie, but haven’t rushed out to buy an earthquake preparedness kit like a lot of folk apparently did.
Here are some more stable midday news/views snacks:
* At the Plum Line, Paul Waldman urges a curb on enthusiasm for the changes in surveillance programs made by USA Freedom Act.
* In his new digs at Politico‘s wonkier “The Agenda” subsite, Danny Vinik reports rift between congressional Eximbank supporters like Elizabeth Warren and the bank’s big business backers.
* Marco Rubio finally unloads, for a loss, the “house of horrors” in Tallahassee he co-owned with former friend and ethics trouble magnet David Rivera.
* At the Prospect, Adele Stan reminds us that Rand Paul’s constitutional scruples are not often deployed in any kind of progressive cause.
* BBC “obituary rehearsal” leads to “rogue tweet” falsely reporting Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
And in non-political news:
* Heralded Rangers prospect Joey Gallo makes MLB debut by going 3-4 with a HR and 4 RBI.
As we break for lunch, here’s more Curtis with “Superfly” in 1973.