Day’s End and Weekend Watch

After a day of blogging and sporadic attendance at a church conference, am headed to one of those new, cool restaurants that have made Atlanta an unlikely culinary destination. I’ll let you know Monday how it turns out.

Here are some remains of the day:

* In an interesting bit of centennial self-criticism, Guardian notes it downplayed possibility assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand would lead to world war. Fascinating.

* AEI’s Arthur Brooks goes kinda new agey in joining search for human happiness. Not all AEI donors are amused.

* McDaniel conspiracy charges against Cochran nothing compared to defeated OK GOP House candidate who claims his victorious opponent is dead and has been replaced by a body double.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein debates the different meanings of the term “congressional recess.”

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer rightly suspects the growing conservative hostility to “corporate welfare” could undermine Republican solidarity with for-profit colleges which rely heavily on federal student loans.

And in non-political news:

* Costa Rica versus Greece among unlikely contests as World Cup knockout rounds begin.

That’s it for Friday. D.R. Tucker and David Atkins are back in for Weekend Blogging tomorrow.

Let’s close with one more eastern-y Yes tune: “Siberian Khatru,” performed in Philly in 1979. I have a weird association of this song with Birmingham, Alabama. Long story.


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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.