I’m wondering where I’m going to find the sleep to store up to watch and then write about tomorrow’s debates? Not like there’s some shop for that.

Here are some wide-awake midday news/views treats:

* In speech at American University, Obama goes right at Iran Nuke Deal opponents as repeating the same war-mongering they pursued towards Iraq.

* Mike Tomasky argues Joe Biden’s not likely to do any better than the last two times he ran for president.

* At the Plum Line, Paul Waldman explores the origins and possible impact of Bush’s comments on Planned Parenthood.

* Katha Pollitt argues for pro-choice Americans to push back against “silence, fear, shame and stigma” promoted by antichoicers in war on Planned Parenthood.

* Pollster Ann Selzer offers measurement for candidate strength whereby Rick Perry would rank ahead of John Kasich. Too bad, Rick.

And in non-political news:

* Pope Francis encourages better treatment of divorced-and-remarried Catholics.

As we break for lunch, here’s Robert Cray with “Won’t Be Coming Home” in Portland in 2012.

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.