Day’s End and Weekend Watch

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.


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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.