As is the custom here, we’re on an abbreviated holiday blogging schedule. So before you devote your full attention to the grill, the tube, or (in all too many cases) Lost Holiday work, here are some remainders of the day:

* Wall Street Journal op-ed calls for National Corporation Day to honor America’s poor, underappreciated job creators. I swear, I’m not making this up.

* Krugman evaluates the dismal record of “Britain’s Paul Ryan,” George Osborne.

* Lizza recounts entire history of Bill Clinton/Barack Obama relationship, including well-timed recent partnership.

* Great line from Josh Marshall: “Context is Obama’s friend.” In other words, it’s only the dumbest, most blinkered view of the economy that makes a “referendum” on the past a boffo appeal for Republicans.

* At Ten Miles Square, Michael Kinsley points to particular radicalism of long-standing conservative demands for fetal personhood.

And in non-political news:

* CNN reports on gala unveiling of nominee’s for America’s Best Restrooms.

I’ll be back tomorrow for full blogging of a big if abbreviated political week, with the Democratic National Convention and lots o’ potentially big economic news. For those of you who even have the chance, have a good Labor Day.


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.