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May 09, 2014 6:16 PM Day’s End and Weekend Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Hope everyone reading, whether mother or child or both, has a blessed Mother’s Day Sunday. If you can’t be with your mother, think of her, and maybe think of how much better a place the world would be if mothers ran it.

Here are some remains of the day:

* New Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll out tomorrow will show Michelle Nunn leading every GA GOP SEN candidate, and Jason Carter three points behind Gov. Nathan Deal.

* Thom Tillis’ nomination could help make NC SEN race partially a referendum on GOP governance of the state, not just on Obama.

* Laura Ingraham shows how the Boko Haram outrages are actually about Benghazi! Could have guessed it.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys reviews and recommends the original, British version of House of Cards.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes that WaPo’s editorial support for for-profit education seems to have survived its “divorce” from a corporate relationship with Kaplan University.

And in non-political news:

* Neflix announces push for documentaries. Hope they are better than the high-school term-paper level of some of the “documentaries” on the Tube.

That’s all, folks. Martin Longman will be in for weekend blogging. Let’s close the day and week with one more antiwar protest song, one that showed antiwar protest songs could be not just touching and poetic but catchy and cheesy and crotch-rocky. Here’s Grand Funk Railroad with “People Let’s Stop the War.”

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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