Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Ah, a long week of real and contrived political events. But most of us had a more pleasant week than did Chuck Hagel. Here are the news remainders of this day:

* Bill Kristol craftily compares Hagel to Harriet Miers, and suggests liberals bail on him as unqualified–which wasn’t actually why conservatives opposed Miers. But whatever.

* Kevin Drum points out the health premiums are too just damn high, pre-Obamacare.

* TNR’s Jonathan Cohn reminds us a “path to citizenship” is going to mean a lot of folks will qualify for publicly provided or guaranteed health coverage.

* At Ten Miles Square, Andrew Gelman shows that “partisan bias” of electoral college is minimal.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer suggests it’s a real good year to apply to law school if you want: almost everyone will get in.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Dow closes at over 14k for first time since 2007. But–but–4th quarter GDP down!

Kathleen Geier will be back in for Weekend Blogging!

I’ve got a million non-WaMo things to do this weekend. But for now, let’s end the week with some more Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels:


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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.