Lunch Buffet

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.

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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.