Blogging from a gridlocked I-285 right now. Anyone who’s been on that perimeter highway during rush hour can imagine my chagrin.
Here are some remains of the day:
* WaPo update on DCCC’s African-American turnout operation, viewed as a midterm Democratic “firewall.”
* Current Congress still on track to become least productive in last two decades.
* At TNR, Rebecca Traister outlines history of conservative efforts to separate reproductive health from “women’s health.”
* At Ten Miles Square, John Bradshaw argues progressives should play active role in encouraging nuclear deal with Iran.
* At College Guide, Jackie Mader reports on “huge confusion” in Mississippi over actual provisions of Common Core.
And in non-political news:
* A’s trade Yoenis Cespedes two days before planned giveaway of 10,000 t-shirts honoring him.
That’s it for Thursday. Let’s close with one more Trip Shakespeare tune: the poignant “Bonneville.”