My wife’s returning from a business trip tonight, one of several in a row, so we’re declaring it a LOB (Lay On Butt) Saturday. Hope you all get some rest as well.
Here are some remains of the day:
* At the Plum Line, Paul Waldman reports initial polling shows even a majority of Republicans not following HRC email story, and no damage so far to her standing.
* Plot thickens as Vladimir Putin continues to be AWOL.
* Boone location for Iowa GOP Straw Poll defended because of the rustic site’s “Iowaness.” Okaaaay.
* At the Atlantic, Kent Greenfield argues SAE racist chanting may outstrip intended protections of First Amendment.
* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket reports on legislation from the two Senators from Colorado to make it criminal offense for their peers to abandon their jobs–like during a government shutdown.
* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes the Koch Brothers influence at George Mason University is producing some strange lectures in favor of formal oligarchical government.
And in non-political news:
* Crazy strong Cat 5 Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu Islands.
That’s it for Friday. Nancy LeTourneau will be in for Weekend Blogging. And again, it’s a Friday in Lent, so here’s some appropriate music: Purcell’s “Remember, Not, Lord, Our Offences,” as performed by the choir of Clare College, Cambridge.