Remembered today that I once wrote a document for state and local officials in Georgia entitled “Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Made EZ” about the original “sequestration” process. It’s not online, and I’m not a hoarder, so guess it’s gone for good. Wish I could say the same of “sequestration.”

Here are some final news/views items for the day and the week:

* Krugman notes Keynesianism pretty reliable framework for predicting actual developments in Europe the last couple of years. But that won’t keep austerity hounds from baying for more of the same.

* Unsurprising that the oracle of Magic Dolphins should subscribe to magical theories of presidential responsibility for bad things happening.

* TPM’s Brian Beutler interprets president’s comments today as indicating he will risk government shutdown if House replaces sequester with different formula for achieving same, reduced, spending levels. Read the piece if you’re interested; it’s complicated.

* At Ten Miles Square, Georgetown’s Hans Noel discusses partisan dynamics of copyright reform.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes the final liquidation of legal actions associated with the 2006 Duke Lacrosse Team case.

And in non-political news:

* Edinburgh Zoo plays Mavin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” to get pandas in the mood.

That, of course, is the perfect segue to our final video. Samuel Knight will be here for Weekend Blogging. But here’s Marvin to get us into Friday night.


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.