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November 29, 2013 5:57 PM Day’s End and Weekend Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Sorry for the afternoon dearth of posts, but medical consultations required my attention and it’s an official Lite Blogging Day in any event.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Krugman addresses the health care success nobody wants to give Obama credit for: the slowdown in health care inflation.

* At TNR, Patrick Kerkstra examines PA Governor Tom Corbett’s plunge in popularity.

* The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates concludes Alec Baldwin’s “record of threatening actual gay men, and threatening people period with anti-gay slurs” outweighs any formal position of support for LGBT folk.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman draws the appropriate conclusions from Mike Huckabee’s lionization of Lara Logan.

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Max Ehrenfreund argues that “Black Friday Date Creep” is simply a reflection of the core logic of capitalism.

And in sorta non-political news:

* John Kasich issues an official proclamation urging Ohioans to avoid use of the letter “M” on the day of the Ohio State-Michigan game tomorrow.

That’s it for this bobtailed holiday week. Kathleen Geier will be back for weekend blogging tomorrow. Let’s wrap up with George Harrison performing his iconic “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the 1971 Concert For Bangladesh.


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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