I’ve been swimming in relatively deep waters, for a blog on a Friday afternoon, anyway–and am ready for a hooch drink and maybe a nap.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Katha Pollit argues all feminists should be “ready for Hillary.”

* Both parties in Iowa form partnership with Microsoft to get the Caucus count right, a concern created by the GOP 2012 fiasco that falsely gave Romney a Caucus Night victory.

* At the Atlantic, David Graham discusses the disturbing claims that we must choose between abusive policing, or no policing at all.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer argues that charter public schools now mostly represent a particular educational ideology, not so much the “innovation” they were advertised as making possible.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo discusses good and not-so-good ways to question candidates on their past positions on education policy.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Strong jobs report leads, of course, to drop in the stock market. Makes me crazy.

That’s it for Friday. Nancy LeTourneau will be in for Weekend Blogging tomorrow. We’ll close with a duet by Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed: “In Our Sleep.”

Selah.

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.