Guess I thought I’d get some attention for catching Peggy Noonan in a pretty blatant factual error. Guess I was wrong. Maybe it’s a dog-bites-woman story.

Here are some remains of the day:

* HRC joins Greg Sargent & me in discussing GOP cattle-car strategies for immigration, though she does call them “boxcars.” Different strokes.

* In big foreign policy speech in SC, Scott Walker argues IS and Iran are “feeding each other.” Since they’re also shooting at each other, how does that work?

* Meanwhile, also in SC, Marco Rubio argues Obama & Clinton refusing to deal with China’s misdeeds because they’re too focused on climate change.

* Jewish groups expressing fear arguments over Iran Nuclear Deal are getting too vicious on both sides.

* At The Grade, Alexander Russo notes some good education reporting about the tangled situation in New Orleans.

And in non-political news:

* Least surprising story of the month: Ashley Madison CEO resigns.

That’s it for Friday. Nancy LeTourneau will be in for Weekend Blogging tomorrow. Let’s close with a slight change of pace: today (or tomorrow–experts differ!) is the day Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison was born in 1942. Here’s a fine little Velvets song Morrison co-wrote: “Here She Comes Now.”


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.