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August 15, 2014 5:35 PM Day’s End and Weekend Watch

By Ed Kilgore

I’m at the airport with a delayed flight and a possible missed connection in my immediate future. So it’s time to wrap up and put on the track shoes.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Competing unverified Ferguson material flying around: one involves a supposed eyewitness account on Twitter of Michael Brown’s shooting; another is a set of still security camera photos allegedly showing him shoplifting a few minutes before the shooting (though police say it had nothing to do with his shooting, which makes you wonder why they released it). Bad craziness.

* At the Prospect, Paul Waldman suggests the best way for Chuck Todd to improve Meet the Press’ ratings may be to make it even worse.

* Nice quote from Markos Moulitsas: “One of the biggest problems conservatives have is that they confuse ‘I believe’ with ‘the American people believe.’”

* At Ten Miles Square, Andrew Sabl suggests there is one instantly viable Democrat who could challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016: Al Gore. But he agrees there’s no reason to believe it’s going to happen.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on an experiment in California to let med students planning to become primary care physicians to get through school faster—and with less debt.

And in non-political news:

* Woodstock commemorative events at former farm of late Max Yasgur a bit calmer than the original, to put it mildly.

That’s it for Friday. Martin Longman will be in for Weekend Blogging. We’ll close with one more Woodstock video. I’ve posted the Hendrix clip here several times before, so let’s go with Ten Years After’s “I’m Going Home” for a high-energy ending:

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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