I’m going to have a lot of house guests this weekend, and may not check the news until Monday. Don’t let things get too out of control, okay?

Here are some remains of the day:

* Huck really getting desperate for antichoice support: he says in Iowa he’d consider deploying federal troops and the FBI to prevent entirely legal abortions.

* In other antichoice news, Senate Republicans beginning to get behind idea of appropriations confrontation over Planned Parenthood, which could lead to a government shutdown.

* At College Guide Daniel Luzer reports income-based student loan repayment plans in trouble as incomes stagnate and debt rises.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo predicts some of the good and bad “back to school” features we’ll be reading soon.

* At Republic 3.0, Anne Kim discusses the job opportunities that may be missed because of the dim view millennials have of manufacturing.

And in non-political news:

* Bill Connelly’s fabulous 128-team college football preview reaches its apex, the SEC.

That’s it for Friday. Nancy LeTourneau will be in for Weekend Blogging. Let’s close with one of Roy Milton’s top hits: “R.M. Blues.”


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.