I’m writing this post in one of those massive Atlanta rush hour traffic jams I escaped by moving away nearly two decades ago (only to fall prey to Washington’s equally insane traffic for a good while), so forgive any typos I might commit.
Here are some remains of the day:
* At Religion Dispatches my friend Sarah Posner offers a much less positive take than I did on Mark Pryor’s new “Bible” ad.
* House Democrats looking amazingly united in opposition to an appropriations deal that accomodates sequestration levels.
* Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC after going over the top in criticizing some remarks by Sarah Palin. It’s so, so unnecessary.
* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket evaluates House members affiliated with the No Labels group, and concludes the affiliation is less risky than defying one’s party in actual votes.
* Also at Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein challenges the CW that Poppy Bush was undone by his breaking of a no-tax-increase pledge.
And in non-political news:
* Uh-oh: new evidence of health risks associated with drinking bottled water. I prefer the tap, personally.
As we close the day, one more selection from Mozart’s Requiem, as I continue to mourn my father: