This is my 13th post on a slow Friday news day. Stuff just kept coming up in the afternoon, what can I say?

Here are some remains of the day:

* Slate‘s Will Oremus updates us on that strange wing of the conservative movement that doesn’t deny climate change but is upbeat about it.

* Impeachment talk good for Democratic fundraisers.

* At the Guardian, Anna Marie Cox memorably declares Rick Perry the avatar of “‘Git er done’ conservatism.”

* At Ten Miles Square, Michael O’Hare reflects on the current despair of Brazilians.

* At College Guide, CJ Libassi discusses new research on the role of teachers in “individualized learning.”

And in non-political news:

* “Buck Moon” to appear in southeastern skies tonight.

That’s it for the day and week. David Atkins and D.R. Tucker will be in for weekend blogging tomorrow. We’ll close with one more tune from Babe Ruth, a cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “We People Who Are Darker Than Blue” (though “We” is changed to “Those” since Babe Ruth’s lineup is extremely pale). It’s a strange choice of songs for a Brit prog-rock group, but the arrangement is nice if you don’t mind that early-70s artifact, the two-minute bass solo.

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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.