Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Lord only knows what will be happening in the Crimea and the rest of Ukraine when I return to blogging on Monday. Let’s hope it’s relatively peaceful, though that hasn’t been the pattern in that particular corner of the world.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Daily Beast‘s Patricia Murphy offers a good basic profile of Jason Carter’s gubernatorial campaign in Georgia. Didn’t realize the Democrats’ Legacy Ticket includes not only Carter and Michelle Nunn, but the grandson of longtime Ag Commissioner Tommy Irvin.

* Number of U.S. households with net worth (excluding primary residence) over a million smackers reaches 9.63 million, up from 6.7 million in 2008. Yeah, Obama’s really destroying the rich, eh?

* Ron Brownstein examines fault lines in Arizona, focusing on tensions between businesses and social conservatives, and between older white voters and young Latino families.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket doubts the value of conservative “talismans” like guns.

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Jennifer Nicol Victor reports on progress towards the reauthorization of the National Science Foundation, perhaps with fewer funding cuts than originally feared.

And in non-political news:

* Big Ohio State comeback (against Nebraska) succeeds; big UNC comeback (against Pitt) falls short.

That’s it for the week. Martin Longman’s at the controls of Weekend Blogging. Let’s close with one more Otis Spann tune, the bouncy “Must Have Been the Devil,” from 1962.


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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.