I just landed in SFO after a night in Phoenix, thanks to various weather issues and USAirways. Fortunately, the shuttle we’re having to pay out-of-pocket to get home allegedly has WiFi, so maybe I can at least finish doing a job of work today, after missing the weekly BloggingheadsTV taping (which will feature Paul Glastris with Bloomberg Politics‘ Melinda Henneberger).
Here are some jet-lagged midday news/views treats:
* Matt Yglesias tells people not to sell their stocks during a stock market panic. Since it’s called a panic, I doubt anyone will listen.
* Lawrence Summers pleas with Fed not to raise interest rates. Those who fought his appointment as Fed chairman might feel a bit sheepish.
* At the Atlantic, Russell Berman examines HRC’s “change laws, not hearts” message to #BlackLivesMatter.
* At TNR Jeet Heer argues Trump is an “authoritarian bigot,” not a “populist,” though I’d counter-argue the two terms are not mutually exclusive.
* At TPM, Josh Marshall notes that HRC critics again and again assert retroactive judgment that material in emails should have been classified, even if it, you know, wasn’t.
And in non-political news:
* Sign of the season: this year’s best bears-go-for-dip-in-swimming-pool video.
As we break for lunch, here’s another Traffic performance with Capaldi doing lead vocals and Winwood on guitar: “Light Up or Leave Me Alone,” performed in Santa Monica in 1972.