Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Looking forward to a weekend in the ATL, though more likely it will involve sitting in traffic in the ATL. I’m feeling more like a tourist here every year.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Total U.S. stock market gains for 2015 wiped out this week after today’s debacle.

* In his latest nobody-can-out-culture-war-me gesture, Bobby Jindal waves bloody fetus posters–or actually, their functional equivalent, the Planned Parenthood sting videos–outside governor’s mansion as response to those protesting cutoff of PP funding by Louisiana.

* Meanwhile: Pennsylvania the fifth state to investigate Planned Parenthood activities and conclude organization is breaking no laws.

* Well-regarded Marquette Law School poll shows Walker running ten points behind HRC in WI. Early, of course, but not good for Walker’s electability argument.

* At College Guide, Matt Krupnick explains something most Californians are increasingly aware of: years of higher ed budget cuts have made getting into public universities in the state quite hard.

And in sorta non-political news:

* U.S. oil prices drop to below $40 per barrel for first time since 2009.

That’s it for Friday. D.R. Tucker and David Atkins will be in for weekend blogging tomorrow. Let’s close with a rocking Clash classic: “Death or Glory.”

Selah.

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.