Day’s End and Night Watch

Don’t know if little kids are parading around in robes arguing about constitutionality of ObamaCare just yet, but the week is young. Some additional notes and links on the day:

* Blue Girl celebrates her 7th blogoversary today! Congrats to a stalwart friend of Political Animals dating back to Kevin Drum.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer debunks the idea that faculty salaries are a major factor in ever-rising college costs.

* ThinkProgress’ Amanda Peterson Beadle has a good update on the status of Stand Your Ground laws in the states.

* SCOTUSBlog’s Kevin Russell reads the tea leaves from today’s SCOTUS oral arguments and what they might mean for tomorrow’s questions on the individual mandate.

* TNR’s Noam Scheiber analyzes assault on Volcker Rule by big banks.

* Dominique Strauss-Kahn officially charged in France with “aggravated pimping.” Don’t know if that is a precise translation from French.

And in non-political news:

* Taylor Kitsch (better known in my household as Tim Riggins) defends box-office disaster John Carter.

Tomorrow SCOTUS-mania accelerates with oral arguments over the individual mandate. Good thing it’s a rare spring Tuesday without a presidential primary.


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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.