Hope those of you who worked today had an easy one, and those of you who (like me) were visiting multiple relatives had as many sinful things to eat as I did. Here are a few news/views remainders of a sorta-holiday:

* Krugman connects the dots with various conservative delusions and evasions beyond the Rubio age-of-the-Earth controversy.

* Harold Meyerson reminds us that “the 47%” is disproportionately composed of “makers” who are sometimes forced by the 1% to become “takers” to survive.

* RCP’s Steven Malanga takes a fresh (but flawed) look at Moynihan’s agitation for eliminating federal subsidies to what are now considered “red states.”

* At The Nation, Josh Eidelson chronicles the Black Friday labor actions against Wal-Mart.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Alter makes the case for John Kerry’s appointment to succeed HRC as Secretary of State, acknowledging that GOP misbehavior towards Susan Rice has greatly boosted her chances for the gig.

And in non-political news:

* Coldplay announces it’s taking three years off after New Year’s show with Jay-Z. Must be nice.

I do plan to take two days off, though. The ever-reliable, ever-provocative Kathleen Geier will be back in for weekend blogging. I’m sure she will find some nuggets in the shallow waters of post-holiday news.


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.