I learned a few new things from today’s Thatcher-fest, but it mostly brought back bad old memories. I wish her eternal rest, but plan to take a rest myself from further reminiscences unless something really unusual comes up.
Here are some final news/views items of the day:
* New York‘s Andrew Rice explains Buzzfeed‘s formula for traffic and dollars.
* With Tim Johnson endorsing marriage equality, Senate Dem holdouts down to what may be the irreducible minimum: Landrieu, Manchin and Pryor.
* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket cites research showing party endorsements had a big impact in California’s “non-partisan” Top Two primaries in 2012.
* At College Guide, Andrew Gelman pours scorn on David Brooks’ column on online education.
And in non-political news:
* JC Penney goes through revolving doors, ousting CEO (stocks went up) but replacing him with predecessor (stocks go down).
That’s it for the day. I didn’t get to a post taking rare issue with my friend Jonathan Bernstein on the GOP’s “problem” as a “broken party,” but will tomorrow.
Meanwhile, to end the day, here again is the Sir Douglas Quintet, this time being interviewed by Hugh Hefner before performing “Mendocino” on the ever-cheesy Playboy After Dark in 1969.