So as noted yesterday, I’ll be off tomorrow and Monday, which will give us an opportunity to feature Charles Ellison as guest blogger again. I finished my book proof pages last night, which means the project is out of my hands (it will be published early next month; I’ll keep you posted!).

Here are some remains of the day:

* Two men killed in Belgium by police, allegedly as they were about to launch a jihadist attack of some sort.

* Federal judge orders Michigan to recognize 300 same-sex marriages.

* Meanwhile, Supreme Court likely to decide tomorrow how it will deal with multiple same-sex marriage cases.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman brings us up to date on Steve Scalises’ little problem with opposing Louisiana apology for slavery.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer acerbically assesses CUNY’s success in “reforming” itself by no longer trying to function as a public university.

And in non-political news:

* “Razzie” nomnations announced for worst in motion pictures; latest Transformers flick the biggest “winner.”

That’s it for Wednesday. Let’s close with Captain Beefheart’s collaboration with his old friend Frank Zappa on “Willie the Pimp,” performed at Providence College in 1975. Hot rats!

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Ed Kilgore

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.