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August 16, 2013 6:25 PM Day’s End and Weekend Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Thanks to those who responded to my question about music videos. I’ll treat it as a collective conditional endorsement, and yes, I’ll try to transcend what one commenter described as my “very, very white male Boomer” background. I don’t know that devoting a day to, say, the Music of the Spanish Civil War is all that typical of any particular demographic, but I’ll try to mix it up.

Here are some final items of the day:

* Comment by St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank prez could be trial balloon for more slowly executed pullback in bond buying program, soothing those flighty markets.

* Roll Call analysis of Senate ‘14 strategies suggests Dems counting on GOP primary craziness and Republicans counting on Obamacare being “toxic.”

* Muslim Brotherhood calls for another week of daily protests in Egypt “until the coup ends.”

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein slaps down George Will’s Obama/Nixon parallels.

* At College Guide, Georgetown’s Dan Hopkins advises undergrads entering big research universities to spend some serious time with the course catalogue.

And in non-political news:

* Robin Thicke files preemptive lawsuit against Marvin Gaye’s family to head off claims “Blurred Lines” ripped off “Got To Give It Up.”

That’s it for the week. Sam Knight’s on Weekend Blogging duty tomorrow. Let’s close with one more Ramones song: “Rockaway Beach.”

Selah.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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