Sorry for the slight interruption in the blogging schedule, but I had a radio interview about Biden in which I managed to keep my cool. BTW, after I wrote my own column on the subject for TPMCafe, an excellent reported piece by Politico‘s Glenn Thrush came out that was vastly less confident about the vice president having made any plans for 2016 other than continuing to recover from the death of his son.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Greg Sargent skewers Marco Rubio’s efforts to sell a tax plan that kills capital gains and estate taxation as boon for the middle class.

* Harold Pollack offers a constructive critique of #BlackLivesMatter’s agenda for police reform.

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman compares the Trump campaign to a right-wing block party that the authorities didn’t anticipate and don’t know how to stop.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses the possible elimination of high school class ranking.

* At the Grade, Alexander Russo notes annual listing of prominent K-12 education policy people on social media again includes few journalists or people of color, but does include him.

And in non-political news:

* Vatican backs naming square in Rome after Martin Luther. Still no married priests like him, though.

That’s it for Wednesday. We’ll close with one more Jimmy Rushing video, performing “Blues After Dark” with the Dizzie Gillespie Quintet.

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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.