I’m finally into the swing of things at Netroots Nation, and am about to listen to Digby talk about blog revenue trends, a topic of great interest at this event.

But the news goes on, and here are some final items of the day:

* Right here at Netroots Nation, Howard Dean made some news by saying he’s “open” to a 2016 presidential bid. Somebody had to be the first to say it.

* At National Review, Jonathan Strong reports the moderate House Republican “Tuesday Group” is alive and trying to kick back at right-wing domination of their conference.

* Ezra Klein examines the various theories for income inequality.

* At Ten Miles Square, Sarah Binder explains the history of the Hastert Rule, and why it’s a norm, not a “rule.”

* At College Guide, Keith Humphreys notes that sample size has a lot to do with the overrepresentation of small colleges at the top and bottom of performance measurements.

And in non-political news:

* Dow losses intensify as what Benanke didn’t say between the lines yesterday continues to rattle markets.

I’ll have more reports from Netroots Nation first thing tomorrow (and throughout the day Friday and Saturday), along with the usual news blogging. But let’s close today with another item from the unique Daniel Johnston catalog: “True Love Will Find You In the End,” performed in Barcelona just last month.


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.