Proud of the headline I came up with for my post-primary update at the Progressive Policy Institute site: “Thad Lands With a Thud.”

Here are some remains of the day:

* Ohio the latest state where Republicans are seeking to ban use of publicly financed health insurance for IUDs or other “post-fertiliation” birth control methods.

* OR GOP SEN nominee Monica Wehby blames publicity about her serial stalking habits on “Merkley and his band of bullies.” A little projection there, I’d say.

* Interesting exchange at The Atlantic between David Frum and Ta-Nehisi Coates on the practicality of reparations.

* At Ten Miles Square, James Wimberly discusses “dematerialized growth” and its implications for the environment.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer argues that the difficulty of measuring proficiency in art skills leads to their underprioritization by schools.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Multiple news outlets review their own coverage of Tiananmen Square 25 years later.

That’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with one more Pistol-whipping: “Holidays in the Sun,” performed in Dallas in 1978.


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.