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.