I’m now cooling my heels in a Jury Assembly Room with the assurance that I’ll either soon be undergong voir dire, or will be released, having discharged my civic duty.

In the process of getting to the vicinity of the courthouse, riding a shuttle, going through security, and listening to instructions, I missed some morsels of news. Here’s a small assortment:

* Georgetown University, courting episocopal displeasure, holds a private event for students featuring Sandra Fluke.

* But: Equal time? U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sends letter to House committee accusing Ryan budget of failing “moral criteria” by savaging assistance to poor.

* And speaking of Ryan: In the next stage of its let’s-pretend budgetary offensive, House Republicans move to “deem” the Ryan Budget resolution as having been enacted by Congress despite its death in the Senate.

* Politico‘s Glenn Thrush notices that “voluntary deportation” expert Kris Kobach not showing up on staff and advisors lists for Romney campaign. The nomination campaign is truly over.

* Tony Perkins manages to blame Secret Service hooker scandal on Obama’s repeal of don’t-ask-don’t-tell, saying it led to breakdown in “moral order.” When you’re a hammer.,,.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on Cal State University system’s massive cuts in financial aide, affecting 20,000 grad students.

And in non-poltical news:

* Discovery makes final flight, landing at Dulles Airport.

Back to jury duty now, but I’ll be fully back on blogging duty tomorrow.


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.