Thanks to Kathleen Geier for supplying some fine early afternoon content; turns out our meeting lasted a lot longer than was expected.

Here are some day’s end items in the midst of one of the slower hard news weeks in some time:

* John Kerry’s first speech as Secretary of State included ringing call for action on climate change.

* Tomasky suggests Republicans in blaming Obama for sequester “are not following any earth logic of which I’m aware.” Good one, Mike.

* New York Times puts Boston Globe on the block for sale.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket explores brain science findings on differences between liberals and conservatives in assessing risk.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports attending a diverse college appears to boost later earnings.

And in non-political news:

* Would-be place kicker will be first woman to participate in NFL regional combines.

So to end the day, here’s another improbable cut from Kenny Rogers and the First Edition: a cover of “Good Vibrations.”


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.