Since I’ll be doing some uncompensated work this weekend (helping our “trial” weekend bloggers go through their traces), I’m going to knock off one post below the usual quota.

Here are some remains of the day:

* At TNR, David Dayen has some good analysis and even an optimistic take on the latest developments involving net neutrality.

* Looks like Michael Boggs’ last small chance of making the federal bench could be a bid to secure support from John Lewis.

* Nearly forgot today was the day the U.S. government was going to be overthrown by Operation American Spring. Lo and behold, the millions expected to turn out were actually hundreds.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein suggests that because he cares nothing about ideology, Mitch McConnell is ironically an excellent ally for conservatives who care everything about ideology. They’re not interested in compromise, he’s not interested in results.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes that community colleges have an economic disincentive to do a good job at remedial education.

And in non-political news:

* As some of you know, flash floods threatening the Northeast. Don’t go out driving in a little toy car.

That’s it for the day. As noted earlier, we’ll have some new talents trying their hands at Weekend Blogging. Let’s close the day with one last blast of Funk Metal: Living Colour performing “Leave It Alone.”

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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.