Last night’s news made me nostalgic for Canada. Anyone up there wanting to cover my expenses for a speaking gig can feel free to set it right up.

Here are some cross-border midday news/views treats:

* Canadian-born David Frum makes dubious argument that Liberal win (attributable in part to collapse of social-democratic NDP) another sign of rampant socialism.

* TNR’s Rebecca Leber notes that defenestration of both Tony Abbott and Stephen Harper in recent months has made climate change negotiations a lot easier.

* W. harshes on Ted Cruz at Jeb donor conclave.

* At the Plum Line, Greg Sargent mocks the idea that Paul Ryan or anybody is going to “unify” the GOP right now.

* At the Prospect, Tara Lohan argues that sudden push to repeal crude oil export ban shows desperation of recently flush shale companies.

And in non-political news:

* Rumors abound that Netflix may be bringing back Gilmore Girls. No word yet, bunnies, on possible Bunheads revival.

As we break for lunch, here’s Jelly Roll Morton with “Hesitation Blues.”

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.