Looks like I’ll be heading back to Georgia for a bit on the first day of summer. This weekend might be a good time to soak up some wind and fog.

Here are some remains of the day.

* Idaho’s unlikely Puerto Rican Tea Party firebrand, Raul Labrador, announces for House GOP Minority Leader.

* Obama rules out ground troops but suggests other military options for Iraq remain on table.

* At the Plum Line, Paul Waldman provides a quick refresher course on all the ludicrous things John McCain’s said about Iraq over the years.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman offers a partial defense of Sore Loser laws of the type that keep Eric Cantor from running as an indie this November.

* At College Guide, Laura Bornfreund calls for a new focus on what happens between pre-K and grades 3-12.

And in non-political news:

* Holland rolls over defending World Cup champion Spain 5-1.

That’s it for the day and the week. D.R. Tucker and David Atkins will be back for Weekend Blogging. Let’s close Friday 13th with the Pixies performing “Number 13 Baby.”


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.