Kinda got caught up with a lot of the news stories yesterday that people are talking about today, so I’m glad to wrap up and wait for what is likely to be a resurgence of news tomorrow. Still haven’t figured out how to deal with tomorrow’s debates, but some live-blogging or evening posts are a possibility.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Man carrying a gun and hatchet and deploying tear gas killed by police in a Nashville theater. No one else seriously injured, it seems. No motive established yet.

* Conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds district judge’s ruling that new Texas voter ID requirement violates Voting Rights Act.

* At TNR, Rebecca Leber helpfully lists all the non-conventional views of the various GOP presidential candidates.

* At Ten Miles Square, James Wimberly fears same statutory construction rules laid down by Chief Justice in King v. Burwell could generate successful challenge to Obama’s utility regs.

* At Republic 3.0, Anne Kim reports on federal, state and local efforts to encourage healthy grocery options in “food deserts.”

And in non-political news:

* Willie Mae’s Scotch House in New Orleans named best fried chicken restaurant in America.

That’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with Robert Cray performing “Acting This Way” on Letterman.


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.