Jobs Report Day turned out to be confusing rather than crazy. But the news and political talk didn’t take an early weekend break:

* Responding to baiting from Harry Reid, Romney says he paid “a lot of taxes” in non-disclosed reports. Next question for Mitt: bigger than a breadbox, smaller than a Buick?

* Check out Jasmine Beach-Ferrara’s fine analysis of the fight for marriage equality in the South.

* Federal judge blocks big chunks of new Texas GOP voter registration law aimed at inhibiting organized registration drives.

* At Ten Miles Square, Michael Kinsley notes that flip side of Romney complaints about Obama’s alleged insults to the “successful” is that Mitt may be accusing the unsuccessful of being lazy or stupid.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer has some fun with USC’s new Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.

And in non-political news:

* Speaking of Ah-nold: Critic opines that compared to the new remake of Total Recall, “the original is Citizen Kane.”

So a bicoastal week for me comes to a merciful end. Kathleen Geier will be back for Weekend Blogging. I trust her many fans will welcome her with attention, “Likes” and comments.


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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.