Day’s End and Weekend Watch

I realize the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma is this weekend. We’ll see what our weekend bloggers have to say, and then I may offer some additional thoughts early next week.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Feds preparing corruption prosecution of Sen. Robert Menendez. GOPers will struggle to decide whether to pile on or to accuse administration of trying to punish Dem critic of Obama’s foreign policies.

* RCP’s Scott Conroy pungently suggests one theory of why Lindsey Graham wants to run for president is so that he can “yell at Rand Paul” in debates.

* At TNR Gavriel Rosenfeld doubts too many millennials are going to read the new, massively annotated 2000-page edition of Mein Kampf when it’s released in Germany in 2016.

* At Ten Miles Square, Chad Stanton connects the dots between conservative hostility to taxes and police targeting minorities to raise their own revenues.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses research showing gentrification doesn’t improve public schools in suddenly upscale neighborhoods.

And in non-political news:

* Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles dies at 88.

That’s it for Friday. D.R. Tucker (who for once isn’t fighting snow) and David Atkins are in for weekend blogging. You know the drill here for Fridays in Lent: here’s a performance (I believe by the Chicago Chorale Artists) at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church of a contemporary-but-traditional Lenten piece from John Osterhagen: “Attende Domine.”

Selah.

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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.