Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Kinda wish we were all in Congress and could book on out for the rest of the month next Friday. But then we’d have to go back to where we’re from, wouldn’t we? Unless a junket’s on tap…Oh, snap!

Here are some remains of the day:

* Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death in Boston Marathon bombing case.

* Greg Sargent reports that GOPers supporting permanent Obamacare replacement legislation may undermine plans to provide temporary relief on subsidies if SCOTUS limits them.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo explains the kind of education media stories he will be trying to evaluate.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman wants to bang his head against the wall when thinking of a presidential election where two candidates are constantly dealing with the consequences of family members’ decisions.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes that limitations of–and limitations on quantity and quality of–computers a big, unacknowledged problem with today’s standardized tests.

And in non-political news:

* Bill Simmons will not appear on any ESPN-sponsored platforms henceforth–including Grantland, which he founded.

That’s it for Friday. D.R. Tucker will handle the weekend blogging duties. Let’s close with my favorite B.B. King song, a classic that sorta reaches the existential foundations of the blues: “Chains & Things.”


Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.