Running a bit late after taping an Alternet Radio appearance. Good clean fun. Anyway, here are some remainders of the day:

* Not a good sign when chairman of House Judiciary Committee denies need for “path to citizenship.”

* The Louie Gohmert Show goes on: Texas congressman says patriots need guns to resist Shariah Law.

* At TAP, Amanda Marcotte reviews conservative efforts to justify gun extremism as reflecting their deep concern about rape.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein outlines possible post-sequester “deal” that substitutes largely phony cuts for the real deal.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes Johnny Manziel’s all-online course load at Texas A&M, which may draw fresh scrutiny to the quality of online of such courses.

And in non-political news:

* Arby’s customer in North Carolina served 38-inch curly fry. Bet you could eat just one.

To end the day, here again are We Five, performing “You Let A Love Burn Out” on Hullabaloo in 1966. As a general rule, didn’t hear a lot of banjo picking on Hullabaloo.


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.