Lunch Buffet

According to that great authority, People on Twitter, today is #lefthandersday. So I suggested to the People on Twitter than Dory Previn’s “Left Hand Lost” should serve as the anthem.

I’m not sure young-uns understand what it was like to a left-handed back in the day when it was relatively rare (I was usually the only lefty in class as a child), there were no “left-handed desks,” and in fact we were forced to hold our paper just like a right-hander and make our writing look just like a right-hander’s. I for one was happy to hear they’ve stopped teaching cursive; handwriting was the only C grade I received–and I received it every year–until I got to college and forgot the Chain Rule on a Calculus midterm.

Here are some non-sinister midday news/views snacks:

* Ben Carson gets to show off his hair-splitting surgical skills in defending his use of fetal tissue in research done in 1992.

* #BlackLivesMatter not the only activists pushing Bernie Sanders to more prominently mention their issues.

* At the Plum Line, Paul Waldman notes that Bush, Pataki and Trump only GOP prez candidates who have not taken Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge.

* Seems big part of Rick Perry’s problem is that many of his 2012 donors prefer Ted Cruz.

* “Bakers of conscience” protesting cake sales to same-sex couples not doing very well in court.

And in non-political news:

* Massive explosions in northern China warehouse area kill at least 50.

As we break for lunch, here’s Son Seals performing “On My Knees” at some point in the 1980s.

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.