After an exhausting and frustrating day of endlessly checking the website and writing and losing posts, I’d glad to see things seem to have settled down for the moment. Here are some remainders of the day:

* Slate‘s Dave Weigel explains some of the tricky devices Republicans are planning to get around the defense sequester even if it is not delayed.

* Meanwhile, WaPo’s Greg Sargent reports Senate Democratic proposal to replace sequester won’t have any entitlement benefit cuts (but will have farm subsidy cuts).

* TNR’s Jonathan Cohn a lot more optimistic than I am about the implications of a few GOP governors accepting the Medicaid expansion.

* At Ten Miles Square, Andrew Rudalevige has a number of useful links about the use of drones.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer has great fun with Rep. Virginia Foxx’s adaptation of the hackneyed Niemoller “first they came for…” quote to urge solidarity with for-profit colleges.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Just down the highway from me, Condi Rice plunks a bystander in the head while playing in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Adele Stan will be guest-blogging tomorrow, and Elon Green is back for Sunday. Please check in early and often.

To end the day, here again are the Comsat Angels performing a cautionary tale about chasing magical idols: “Ju-Ju Money.”


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.