These post-holiday weekdays can be kinda fun if only because The Meme For the Week hasn’t yet been set. Even Politico is all over the place.

As I drift towards a much-needed catchup nap, here are some final items of the day:

* V-e-r-y interesting: veteran WaPo foreign policy reporter Walter Pincus accuses media of self-serving myopia in leak cases.

* Daily Beast‘s Josh Rogin reports Obama has asked the Pentagon to draw up plan for a Syria no-fly zone.

* At Digital Trends, Andrew Couts argues Weiner is the precursor of an entire generation of politicians who may have “overexposed” themselves on social media in one way or another.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket suggests donations are the main channel for party control of primary field composition–not just because of the money, but because of the signals sent.

* At College Guide, Wick Sloane argues that the attention paid to low-income students at elite colleges needs to be spread down the educational status ladder.

And in non-political news:

* Dow jitters end with rally that produces another all-time high. As always, it feels like we’re writing about teenagers.

To end the day, here again are Radiohead with the official video for “Karma Police.”


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.