Day’s End and Weekend Watch

So the NFL draft is into its second day. All I know so far is that the St. Louis Rams got a steal with Todd Gurley on the 10th pick of the first round.

Here are some remains of the day:

* John Barrasso, who’s working on conditions to present Obama for restoring Obamacare subsidies if SCOTUS partially kills them, seems to be saying only answer is Republican president. So why bother with the charade, Senator?

* Gallup puts Obama’s job approval ratio back in positive territory at 49/47.

* Greg Sargent interviews Bernie Sanders, who sounds very Bernie Sanderish.

* At Ten Miles Square, Andrew Sabl quotes Burke on the wisdom of taking seriously grievances strong enough to make rioting possible.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer demonstrates why it’s impossible to “work your way through college” any more.

And in non-political news:

* Tips for attending tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby.

That’s it for Friday. David Atkins and D.R. Tucker will be in for Weekend Blogging tomorrow. We’ll close May Day with a great old Gentle Giant song, performed by a successor band called Three Friends: “Working All Day.”

Selah.

Washington Monthly - Donate Today and your gift will be doubled!

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

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.