You know, if I really had the hang of this news-cycle blogging thing, I’d never do what I just did: write a long, meaty post on a late Friday afternoon. But it was nice to see E.J. Dionne immediately tweet that he’d read it and found it “smart.” Have a nice weekend, E.J.!

Here are some remainders of the day:

* At WaPo, Jonathan Bernstein notes that with all but two House races having been called, Dems appear to have wound up with a net gain of 8 seats.

* Same guy, same place: Jonathan also supplies an extremely useful breakdown of what to look for in the fiscal negotiations.

* At The Nation, Jessica Valenti adds up feminist gains in 2012–not all of them just in the elections.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket supplies some example of Obama campaign tech innovations that even I can understand.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports research showing that state college “merit scholarships” designed to keep smart kids from going elsewhere haven’t really changed attendance patterns.

And in non-political news:

* Miguel Cabrera’s MVP award a triumph for baseball traditionalists over sabermetricians. You kids get off my trophy!

Okay, I’m out of here.

Kathleen Geier is back in for Weekend Blogging, bless her.


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.