Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Here’s some items you might find interesting from random news and late developments today:

* Jon Huntsman becomes president of his family’s cancer foundation. No word yet what his campaign’s “genius” strategist, John Weaver is doing now, but there’s a potential future employer for Weaver born every minute.

* Ta-Nehisi Coates usefully details the evolving truth about Ron Paul’s responsibility for those racist newsletters.

* James Vega, interpreting a Times op-ed by Pew’s Andy Kohut, explains crucial difference in public perceptions of “inequality” and “unfairness.”

* Mary Dejevsky examines the consequences of a potential revival of parties of the left in Europe, beginning in France.

* And WaPo’s Paul Farhi warns that data-hogging Siri could mess up your cellphone service.

Unless you live in Florida, it should be a relatively quiet political weekend, although Hotline On Call notes that Pennsylvania’s Republican state committee is meeting to endorse one of three candidates that might ultimately face Sen. Bob Casey this November.

I do not normally plan to blog on weekends, but will be back for temporary duty tomorrow, at which time I will introduce a guest-blogger for Sunday.


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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.