Day’s End and Weekend Watch

I’m about talked out today. But here are a few final items:

* At Ten Miles Square, Harold Pollack suggests that this time we don’t put a mass murderer’s face on magazine covers or publish any ravings he happens to emit.

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Ezra Klein ruefully outlines the kind of constructive conservative candidate Mitt Romney might have been–but refused to be, and probably couldn’t be in today’s GOP.

* At Salon, Paul Campos–a Coloradan–hopes that the Aurora nightmare will help remind us that 15,000 Americans are murdered every year.

* At College Guide, Minjae Park runs through the debate over what to do with Joe Paterno’s statue at Penn State.

* At The Atlantic, Noah Berlatsky meditates on wealth, success, failure and envy in the context of the documentary, The Queen of Versailles.

And in non-political news:

* Boutique apologizes for “Kim K-inspired Aurora Dress” tweet.

That’s it for today. Kathleen Geier, who has a lot of fans here, will be back as Weekend Blogger tomorrow.

I’ll end the day’s blogging much as I started it: for the victims in Aurora, their families and friends, and our ever-stricken human race: the “Agnus Dei” from Mozart’s Requiem.

Selah.

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

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.