Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Blogging got kind of deep this afternoon, but I doubt a lot of people read it. Occupational hazard of the news-cycle blogger, I guess.

Here are some final items for the day & week:

* Dick Morris’ final wisdom on 2012: “We lost because whites stayed home!” Check out Paul Waldman’s current deconstruction of Morris’ game, and mine from nine years ago.

* Former “moderate” Rick Snyder has become the new Scott Walker.

* MoJo’s Nick Baumann reviews GOP plans to selectively break up state Electoral College votes.

* At Ten Miles Square, Sarah Binder evaluates Lincoln as the best-ever movie about the U.S. House of Representatives.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on the brutal Ukrainian method of dealing with grade inflation.

And in quasi-non-political news:

* Australian Prime Minister delivers parody of Mayan Calendar apocalypse message.

Reminds me of Elvis Costello’s End of the World song:

The ever-excellent Adele Stan is back with Weekend Blogging tomorrow and Sunday. Give Addie some attention and love, please.

Selah.

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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.