Lunch Buffet

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.

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.