Sorry for the delay in this post, but when I was, literally, on the last sentence, the power went out, leaving me without a desktop or internet access. Since the weather was perfect, I’m guessing the local road improvements–via, I’d guess, the last spasm of stimulus dollars-were the culprit.

This lengthened an already very long day, involving not just the usual Benen-Standard psycho-blogging, but two pieces for TNR and a weekly Election Update for PPI. So I’m fried, but there is more:

* Brother Benen points out usefully that the radicalism of the four dissenters in the ACA case is a warning sign of what could happen if they add a fifth.

* In Europe, the worst could be yet to come tomorrow at the EU Summit. By the weekend, we could all have forgotten about health care reform.

* Back on health reform, Think Progress has a good summary of initial Roberts-hate by conservatives.

* And on the same lines, Mike Pence, the Republican nominee for governor of Indiana and someone most conservatives would have preferred to Mitt Romney, told House colleagues Court decision was comparable to 9/11. He later apologized for analogy, presumably after his campaign manager threatened suicide.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses economic case for student loan forgiveness legislation.

And in non-political news:

* Beckham left off British Olympic team. Sad for him, but I doubt he’ll starve.

I’m done for this long-awaited day. I have no idea what tomorrow will bring other than fallout from today, but that might well be enough.


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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.