Lunch Buffet

The local art filmhouse, Osio Cinema, has abruptly closed, citing Netflix as a real drain on the bottom line. Sigh. Netflix doesn’t provide popcorn.

* Engineer of stings on Planned Parenthood says he has enough footage for “a dozen” additional videos.

* At TNR, Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig makes a half-hearted case that John Kasich’s version of “compassionate conservatism” could be a big deal.

* HRC campaign’s reaction to Mitch McConnell accusing her of playing “gender card” is basically an eager “Bring It!”

* At the Atlantic, David Graham argues Martin O’Malley’s got a point about the connection between climate-change-induced drought and the conflict in Syria.

* Trump assumes comfortable lead in RCP average of GOP presidential polls.

And in non-political news:

* El Paso the city with the highest percentage of people leaving for elsewhere between 2013 and 2014.

As we break for lunch, here’s the last P-Funk song to make it to number one on the R&B charts: 1982’s “Atomic Dog.”

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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.