Guess I’d better wrap up blogging, though I’d prefer an evening shift to my impending dental appointment.

Here are some final items of the day:

* Ramesh Ponnuru argues it doesn’t take “Republican sabotage” to convince young people they don’t need health insurance.

* Ezra Klein refreshes our memories about the “Cadillac tax” provisions of Obamacare, and how it’s affecting unions now.

* Republican media consultant warns against another failed SuperPAC effort in 2014.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys argues that the death penalty is pretty much just a southern thing.

* At College Guide, Mark Bauerlein discusses the gerontocratic implications of a higher ed system offering faculty both tenure and the right to delay retirement indefinitely.

And in non-political news:

* Other shoe drops: A-Rod suspended until the end of the 2014 MLB season.

One more Taj Mahal performance to end the day: Taj performing “Further On Down the Road” with Jack Johnson in Hawaii in 2010.


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.