Respecting our Holiday Blogging Schedule–even bloggers should have some time off for Labor Day–I’m going to wrap it up with some remains of the day:

* Obama reportedly to meet with LGBT activists while in Russia for the G20 summit. It will be interesting to see how publicly Putin expresses his private rage at this “interference in Russia’s domestic affairs.”

* The Atlantic‘s Jordan Weissmann digs deeper into real-world comparisons of U.S. minimum wage with that of other countries.

* At The Monkey Cage, Sarah Binder looks at the history of congressional war debates, where the “tradition of bipartisanship” is at least partially a myth.

* At Ten Miles Square, Katelyn Fossett examines the slim prospects of a Voting Rights Act “fix” and what it might look like.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer examines a campus-based Twitter “threat.”

And in non-political news:

* Star receiver for my University of Georgia Bulldogs out for season after injuring his knee during celebration of another player’s first-quarter TD. The angels weep.

Let’s end Labor Day with Joan Baez’ famous performance of “Joe Hill” at Woodstock in 1969.

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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.