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May 02, 2014 5:59 PM Day’s End and Weekend Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Well, after a day of Black Sabbath music and a dash of Goat’s Head Soup, I best get ready for a church-heavy weekend.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Wisconsin Republicans, who find themselves voting on a resolution asserting the right of states to secede from the Union at a weekend party conference, are acting like they don’t know how this could have happened. It’s called “the base,” Bubba.

* Paulite State Committee members swept out of office in Iowa district GOP conventions, reversing 2012 coup.

* At Prospect, Ari Rabin-Havt says it’s time for Democrats to take the Native American-killing Jackson out of J-J dinners.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein cautions Dems not to take too much comfort from the April Jobs Report.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer mocks a kindergarten’s adoption of the buzzword “college and career ready.”

That it’s for the day and week. Kathleen Geier will be in for weekend blogging. To end the day with a roar, here’s Black Sabbath’s classic antiwar anthem, “War Pigs.”


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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