Yes, Paul and I did a Bloggingheads TV segment with the New York Times‘ Nick Confessore, but it was marred by all sorts of technical glitches, so we’ll have to see how and if it will turn out. It also blew up the afternoon’s blogging schedule as we did take after take. I hope it will all be worked out by next week.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Thrill-seeking Politico damns HRC economics speech as having “soft contours.”

* Greg Sargent notes Clinton used rheotoric that seemed to set but then did not include positions like opposition to the TPP or support for a financial transactions tax.

* At Ten Miles Square, Julia Azari deconstructs Ron Fournier’s comparisons of Trump to Huey Long, George Wallace and Ross Perot.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo notes that a largely negative New York Review of Books assessment of digital journalism makes a partial exception for the placement strategy of the Hechinger Report.

* At Republic 3.0 Phil LaRue touts an effort to deal with the Highway Trust Fund impasse via the “Queen of the Hill” parliamentary procedure that guarantees a winner.

And in non-political news:

* It is allegedly National French Fry Day.

That’s it for Monday. Let’s close with Roger McGuinn’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “It’s Alright, Ma” from the soundtrack to Easy Rider.

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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.