Closing the day at a new brewpub in Monterey where I’m having a golden ale and waiting on an order of Loco Moco. Decadence galore; usually I end the week with a nap.

Here are some remains of the day:

* At TNR Jessica Schulberg profiles the four likeliest successors to Eric Holder.

* Politico‘s Palmer and Raju have useful report on preparations by both parties for possible post-general-election runoffs in GA and LA.

* Nate Silver suggests scary thought that Cory Gardner’s polling spike may reflect actual state of race when ad spending is even.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer responds to fears about administration’s college ranking system that colleges which underserve their students ought to be hurt.

* Also at College Guide, Daniel Luzer (again) notes new research on needed reforms of the Federal Work Study Program.

And in non-political news:

* 492-foot long crescent-shaped structure that may be older than the Pyramids found in Israel. Thought either to be part of a city wall, or perhaps a religious monument.

That’s it for Friday. Martin Longman is still experiencing some health issues, so D.R. Tucker and David Atkins will be back in for Weekend Blogging tomorrow.

We’ll close with a less-famous Roxy Music tune that is one of my favorites, “End of the Line.”

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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.