Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Tomorrow I’m heading to Georgia to see family and will be there all week, so the good news is I’ll get to sleep later and the bad news is that I’ll be using a creaky old laptop instead of the iMac.

Here are some remainders of the day and week:

* New questions about the Daily Caller‘s “sources” for Menendez hooker allegations; Brother Benen has a nice, balanced assessment of what we do and don’t know.

* Per Dave Weigel, 34 Senate Democrats–including Elizabeth Warren (!)–voted w/ GOP to repeal Obamacare medical device tax. This was just a symbolic amendment to a non-binding budget resolution. Still alarming.

* The “new” New Republic drops Tim Noah as a columnist. That’s a crying shame. Give me the Classic version.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein mulls the political powerlessness of political scientists in the wake of the funds cutoff for federally funded research.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes quality of applicants to education schools going up–but still little evidence it makes you a better teacher.

And in non-political news:

* Universal studios remaking 1981 flick “Endless Love.” Why?

It’s been a brisk week. Sam Knight will be at the controls this weekend, and I’ll be back Monday live from Georgia.

To close the day, here’s another sea chanty: the Yarmouth Shantymen performing “Cape Cod Girls” at the Coal Shed Music Festival in Nova Scotia in 2009.

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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.