Day’s End and Night Watch*

Another long day comes to an end. Here are a few hilarities and brain-teasers.

* Santorum says Obama “war on religion” will lead to another French Revolution, use of guillotine. Yep, the guillotine.

* Yglesias says big losers in foreclosure fraud settlement are those interested in “big-picture” reforms of financial system.

* Weigel compares two hippest parties at CPAC: Scotch & Cigars, and BlogBash. Sound like more fun that a barrel of oil.

* Joanna Brooks discusses fading growth rates of LDS in America.

* Harold Meyerson pens comprehensive look at Americans Elect, which already has ballot line for its yet-to-be-identified presidential candidate in 14 states.

* Guttmacher Institute reports U.S. teen pregnancy rate lowest in 40 years.

* And, in today’s non-political news: Naomi Wolf calls Madonna “that forbidden thing, the Nietzschean creative woman.” Huh.

Plan to monitor CPAC as tonight’s Trash-TV investment, hope to glean insights tomorrow.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.