My church is having a “Silent Retreat” tomorrow where attendees “fast from speaking” for eight hours. Don’t know if I’ll make it this year. After a week in front of the computer, the doctor would probably order some social interaction.

Here are some remains of the day:

* At long last, White House documents on Dick Cheney’s shooting of Texas lawyer Harry Whittington are about to be released. Maybe it will keep him from snarling about terrorism.

* Greg Sargent expands on the vagueness of GOP positioning on “amnesty” that’s causing so much confusion right now.

* At Religion Dispatches Patricia Miller notes that Jeb Bush hasn’t traditionally been the kind of Catholic prone to widespread culture warfare, despite Terri Schiavo.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket argues Ted Cruz would have a better chance of winning a polarized general election than of winning the GOP nomination.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer says it’s hard to prove Jeb Bush did or didn’t have a lot to do with school improvements in Florida, but they did happen.

That’s it for Friday. Nancy LeTourneau will be in for Weekend Blogging tomorrow. On this, the penultimate Friday of Lent, let’s close with a traditional Palm Sunday piece, Allegri’s “Miserere,” as performed by the choir of that incomparable choral chamber, King’s College Chapel, Cambridge.


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.