A sorta short week, and compared to last week, a quiet one (unless you are a Republican who thinks the June Jobs Report ended the election). But who knows what future news is embedded in today’s leftovers?
* Great quote from 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge and legal titan Richard Posner: “I’ve become less conservative since the Republican Party started becoming goofy.”
* Ralph Nader pitches fit over “cowering” Democrats. I’ll listen when you apologize for 2000, Ralph.
* Jordan Weissmann of The Atlantic notes that public sector has shed 169,000 workers just in last year.
* Trump hints scheduling issues might keep him from making big speech in Tampa. Romney can only hope so.
* The Adocate, which has not endorsed a presidential candidate in its 45-year history, endorses Barack Obama.
* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses the difference between educational innovation and technology-based gadgetry.
And in non-political news:
* Happy 77th birthday to the Dalai Lama!
I am pleased to greet a new Weekend Blogger: Ben Jacobs, who’s written for Newsweek/Daily Beast, the Boston Globe, and Salon. Please welcome Ben warmly.