Day’s End and Night Watch

So tomorrow we begin the festive countdown to Super Tuesday. But in the meantime:

* Continuing an old tradition in Michigan, primary day arrives on the wings of alarums about mischievous crossover voting.

* NY Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long says it won’t matter if Roe v. Wade is overturned because states already control abortion policy. Long, an attorney, must have missed those Con Law classes where the Supremacy Clause and Marbury v. Madison were discussed.

* In other Senate campaign news, Bob Kerrey reportedly could still get into race to succeed Ben Nelson.

* Tabloids will love burgeoning psychodrama involving CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer and his wife, Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer. Parental warning on this one, folks.

* In Alabama, a state already requiring ultrasounds before abortions, a GOP legislator (guess which gender) wants to give physicians power to compel transvaginal ultrasound.

* Homebrewer reports on beer-only fast for Lent.

After a frustrating day of laptop and browser problems, I’m ready to go read a book. But I’ll be chained to the keyboard early tomorrow.


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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.