Day’s End and Weekend Watch

Tomorrow’s my birthday, and I plan to do nothing all day other than eating and drinking and watching college football in the bosom of my family. So please don’t make big news, pols.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Three Republicans candidates probably wouldn’t have endorsed putting Rosa Parks’ image on U.S. currency if they had been aware she served on the board of Planned Parenthood. Jeb’s grandfather did, too, if I’m not mistaken.

* Greg Sargent reports K Street mobilizing to save the “carried interest” deduction in Congress even if GOP prez candidates continue to abandon it.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys notes new positive news on U.S. incarceration rate, which has dropped for the sixth straight year.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer has less positive news: country’s first HBCU, Cheyney College, is in very deep financial trouble.

* At Republic 3.0, Anne Kim discusses evidence that strong relationship with a trusted adult can make all the difference in the world in preventing high-school dropouts.

And in non-political news:

* Here come the Emmys on Sunday. If Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black doesn’t win Best Actress, I might pitch a hissy fit.

That’s it for Friday. D.R. Tucker and David Atkins will be in for Weekend Blogging tomorrow. We’ll close with the Hendrix song that I and probably many of you associate with the shocking news of his death: “Angel.”


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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.