It’s one of those news days where most of the headlines aren’t entirely non-germane, but just kinda tiresome, viz. this Daily Mail story: “Hillary Clinton’s email firm Platte River Networks was run from a loft in Denver.”

Here are some more interesting midday news/views treats:

* Fascinating Jacobin interview with Eric Foner, our best historian of the Reconstruction.

* Harwood notes Schumer opposition to Iran Nuke Deal has not led to significant additional Democratic defections.

* At the Prospect, Annie Slemrod explains the lack of enthusiasm for the deal among Israeli’s center-left.

* Small but significant gap between HRC and administration opens up over Arctic offshore drilling.

* Kasich gets unlikely endorsement from Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.

And in non-political news:

* Two women graduate from Army Ranger School, a first.

As we break for lunch, here’s Luther Allison covering Elmore James’ “It Hurts Me Too” at Montreux in 1997, shortly before his untimely death.

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.