Just another cold, foggy June day here on the Monterey Peninsula. No reason to move here, folks.
Here are some warmer, brighter midday news/views treats:
* Greg Sargent explores arguments–including Stan Greenberg’s–about how progressives can make public disdain for corrupting effect of money in politics a real campaign issue.
* Yee-ha! Rick Perry announces his second bid for the presidency. More about that after lunch.
* Major new Pew survey on immigration shows 72% of Americans, including bare majority of Republicans, favor opportunity for “legalization” of undocumented immigrants. Only 25% of Republicans now favor path to actual citizenship.
* Conservatives, who are strangely obsessed with obscure speech-code battles in colleges, getting excited over alleged backlash to alleged political correctness.
* At the Prospect Monica Potts examines the latest House GOP attack on affordable housing programs.
And in non-political news:
* Fascinating and horrendous long-form account of street-racing disaster that killed eight people near Indian Head, Maryland in 2008.
As we break for lunch, here’s the Sex Pistols performing “Problems” at Winterland in 1978.