Today is Good Friday, a solemn holiday for many of us. So I will curtail blogging a bit this afternoon.

Here are some midday and week-ending news/views items:

* At Weekly Standard, Jeffrey Anderson posts about the 50,000th conservative piece that touts Obamacare’s unpopularity without noting that many who don’t like it want something more “socialistic.”

* Costa/Rucker WaPo item on Mitt Romney’s reemergence quotes one friend as suggesting that Mitt wants to be “the anti-Jim DeMint” within GOP. Well, they could use one, but let’s remember DeMint was a key Mitt endorser in 2008.

* Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer leaves post to join Matt Bevin campaign in Kentucky. Bringing down the Great White Father Mitch McConnell does seem to be a Tea priority.

* Prospect‘s Paul Waldman comments on the financial arrangements between conservative groups and radio talk show hosts.

* At the New Yorker, Jelani Cobb discusses the mixed legacy of desegregation.

And in non-political news:

* NASA lunar probe crashes into dark side of the moon–as planned.

As we break for lunch, here’s more T-Bone Walker, with “Goin’ to Chicago.”

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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.