So with Good Friday being a quasi-holiday in many parts of the country (certainly for those of us who don’t get one- or even two-week Spring Breaks like some of my teacher friends), we’ll feature Passion music all day and may curtail blogging a bit early.

Here are some remains of the day:

* The one “Leaders Debate” between PM candidates of all seven British political parties was held tonight. The Guardian live-blogged it. I got the impression Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon was the star, and UKIP’s Nigel Farage did not do well.

* Brittney Cooper makes me look like an absolute wimp–or, I dunno, maybe a mite more turn-the-other-cheekish–in the Christians-criticizing-Christian-Right ranks. She declares war on Christian conservatives.

* Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard gets long, sometimes fawning, profile from National Review for her dissent from Obama foreign policy views.

* At Ten Miles Square, Dave Kendall touts the CDC’s diabetes prevention programs.

* At College Guide, Paul Glastris and Daniel Luzer interview Vasser president Catherine Bond Hill about income inequality and higher education.

And in non-political news:

* Oh God: another Kardashian spinoff series.

That’s it for Thursday. We’ll close the day with our third birthday celebrant, Emmylou Harris. Here she is performing “Sin City” with Gram Parsons–who according to one account, discovered her performing in a small bar in Georgetown.

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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.