Lunch Buffet

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, 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.