Lunch Buffet

Managed to watch a bit of college football last night, and heard the final plays of Vanderbilt’s sad loss to Western Kentucky on the car radio. Still seems weird to be playing football when it’s so hot in most of the country that the players are going down with cramps, but hey, at least we know there’s no global warming because it snows in the winter!

Here are some more temperate midday news/views treats:

* As Greg Sargent notes at the Plum Line, Trump is now promising to implement the Iran Nuke Deal, albeit as savagely as possible.

* Bloomberg Politics’ Will Leitch details all the ways the “adult table” debate will be a lot tougher for Carly Fiorina now that she’s achieved it.

* Tweet o’ the Day, from Ben Jacobs: “Processing the fact that Hillary Clinton just criticized Donald Trump for attacking Kareem Abdul Jabbar.”

* Loosiana cop sues employers after they fired him for “taken out of context” photo of him giving what looks like Nazi salute next to fully robed Klansman at “anti-immigration” rally. Out of context?

* At TNR Suzi Khimm suggests the fate of Obama’s pro-labor executive orders is an underrated consequence of the 2016 elections.

And in non-political news:

* Keith Richards disses heavy metal and rap. In other breaking news, he’s still alive.

As we break for lunch, here’s more Meade Lux Lewis, with “Honky Tonk Train Blues.”

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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.