Sorry for the blogging lull this morning; we were taping the weekly BloggingheadsTV/Podcast episode without Paul Glastris, who was on business travel. So I had to initiate the call, which created some technical issues. But the conversation with WaMo colleagues Martin Longman (on camera) and Nancy LeTourneau (by phone) was quite good. It should be up some time early tomorrow.

Here are some less technical midday news/views snacks:

* Obama’s final regs for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from utilities are out today, and they could make climate change a high-visibility issue for 2016.

* Trump turning out to be a lucrative draw for state GOPs.

* Charles Koch compares his family’s campaign to liberate their company to do whatever it wants to the anti-slavery and civil rights movement.

* At the Atlantic, Julie Rovner explains the long history of antichoicer efforts to shut down funding for Planned Parenthood.

* Paul Waldman even more skeptical than I am about a Biden presidential run.

And in non-political news:

* Shockingly, that do-what-you-like message to job creators emanating from Mississippi for eons has produced the worst economy of any state per Business Insider.

As we break for lunch, here’s another Garcia fave of mine: “Help on the Way/Slipknot,” from Blues for Allah.

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.