It’s a beautiful afternoon here on the Central Coast, and I’m ready to let politics go for a couple days. But as always, there are a few stories and opinionated glories left in the queue:
* I didn’t even feel the temptation to go after Peggy Noonan this week, because Charles Pierce–who calls her Our Lady of the Dolphins–took care of that chore quite abundantly.
* Sen. Elizabeth Warren walking the walk on the Senate Banking Committee.
* TNR’s Jonathan Cohn notes that headline of “universal pre-K” for Obama proposal may be misleading, since administration wants to let states experiment with different approaches to early childhood education.
* At Ten Miles Square, Sarah Binder sorts through the various definitional issues surrounding the Hagel filibuster (and that’s what it is!).
* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer argues that getting an undergraduate business degree is usually a bad idea.
And in non-political news:
* Damn, thought I had problems with the sometimes-perverse hi-fi in my head: a British woman reports she’s had “How Much Is That Doggie In the Window” stuck in her brain for three years. I mean, even if someone answered the question, there’s inflation to consider.
Sam Knight is in for Weekend Blogging tomorrow. As noted earlier, Monday is a federal holiday, so I’ll be blogging, but maybe not so early: a rare chance to watch all my favorite Sunday Night TV shows!
To end the week, here is the Godfather Of Soul once again, performing “Soul Power” in Kinshasa in 1974.