As predicted, news dropped off on a Spring Friday afternoon. The aggregator I rely on most is running the same stories we talked about this morning, I guess for slow bloggers and really late risers.

But there are some remainders of the day:

* As Greg Sargent reports, John Bohner has already rejected idea of revenue offsets in connection with Obama budget’s offer of Chained CPI.

* Ben Carson apologizes to Johns Hopkins for NAMBLA and bestiality references in comments on same-sex marriage. Some of his fans at Fox will be disappointed.

* Despite total dominance, Texas GOPers worried about demographic trends, reports Neil King at WSJ.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein disputes assumption that ideology should trump all other factors in determining political identity.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports a Wisconsin technical college is offering a class on how to deal with mass shootings. Sign of the times.

And in non-political news:

* The sturdy “pork chop” may be rebranded with fancier names like steaks (Porterhouse, Rib-Eye, etc.). Sorry, but I’ll still call them “pork chops.”

That’s it for today. We’re a bit up in the air about Weekend Blogging duties, but we’ll have one of our regulars at the controls tomorrow morning.

To close the day, here’s another early Stones tune, “Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man,” which kinda got overlooked because it was originally the B-side to “Satisfaction.”


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.