Day’s End and Night Watch

Lotta hoops tonight. Guess I should support teams from Battleground States, but will probably just cheer for upsets.

* Eric Fehrnstrom gets the full-on Times profile treatment, which he’d probably just as soon do without right now.

* Media Matters to begin anti-Rush radio ads, challenging the old bloviator on his own turf.

* Sanford, FL police chief steps down “temporarily” after gross mishandling of Trayvon Martin case. It’s a start.

* Supreme Court weathervane Anthony Kennedy swings wrong way in 5-4 decision stopping state employee suits to enforce Family & Medical Leave Act. Not a good sign.

* Senate passes “bipartisan” JOBS Act, but with Dem amendment that will probably force House-Senate conference.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer doubts that student loan transparency will do much good. Students just owe too much.

And in non-political news:

* Nokia files patent application for tattoo that vibrates when your phone rings. No thanks!

Tomorrow, among other things, I’ll look at new study of independent voters, and maybe take a look at this year’s gubernatorial contests.


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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.