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April 18, 2014 4:30 PM Day’s End and Weekend Watch

By Ed Kilgore

As indicated, I’m wrapping up early today in observance of Good Friday.

* As we speak, ambitious reporters and oppo researchers are probably pouring over the major document dump executed by the Clinton Library earlier this afternoon.

* State Department extends its review of Keystone XL Pipeline again, which means final administration decision may well not happen until after midterms.

* Greg Sargent acutely observes that failure of Obamacare to collapse may make it easier for Democrats to de-nationalize midterm contests in red states.

* At Ten Miles Square, Henry Farrell offers a meditation on becoming an American citizen.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer considers the plight of a sociologist specializing in zombie-related research who cannot seem to find a stable academic job.

And in non-political news:

* U.S. Air Force reports its drone pilots are suffering from poor morale. Not sure I really want to know why.

OK, that’s it for the day and week. Kathleen Geier will be in tomorrow for Weekend Blogging. I wish all of you who are celebrating Easter or Passover a spiritual weekend, and if not, then a good rest. Let’s close with my favorite piece of Good Friday music—or maybe any music—“O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded,” with music from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, as performed by the choir of King’s College, Cambridge.

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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