As I expected, the brief morning rain ended, and I’ve never been quite so unhappy to see another gloriously unclouded blue-sea afternoon. It’s an illusory paradise here on the Central Coast if the drought goes on and on.

Here are some remains of the day:

* As one might expect, conservative reaction to Holder resignation was fast & furious; Black Panthers invoked!

* With Holder resignation, Arne Duncan (Education) and Tom Vilsack (USDA) will soon become last two original Cabinet members still in original jobs.

* Meet the Press finishes third in Sunday Show rankings for second week after scoring first w/ Chuck Todd’s interview of Obama.

* Neocon hysteria over Obama’s Ferguson mention in UN speech not confined to Cheney, as Elias Isquith reports at Salon.

* At Slate, David Auerbach wonders why 4chan’s sins haven’t much been attributed to the site’s founder and still dominant figure.

And in non-political news:

* Dow plunges 264 points as tech companies lead decline.

That’s it for Thursday. Let’s close with some late ABBA, as the marriages and then the band were beginning to collapse: “Super Trouper.” Soo-papa troo-papa!

YouTube video


Our ideas can save democracy... But we need your help! Donate Now!

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.