Day’s End and Night Watch

Monday eventually turned into, well, Monday, with less real news than meets the eye. But there’s still more I didn’t get around to mentioning:

* Louisiana achieves distinction of highest per capita incarceration rate in America, which leads the world in putting people away.

* At College Guide, NYU’s Nathaniel Beck sorts out the numbers for unemployed, underemployed, and malemployed (those working in fields unrelated to undergraduate majors) college grads.

* Also at College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes California is cutting college enrollment precisely when its high school grads re showing signs of better college preparation.

* Greg Sargent reports Wisconsin Democratic Party publicly blasting DNC for lack of support for recall campaign.

* TPM’s Ryan Reilly suggests that whether John Edwards wins his criminal trial or not, he’s managed to make himself even less sympathetic than before.

And in non-political news:

* Desperate Housewives’ series finale toasts the many killed-off characters: except Edie Britt, played by the litigious Nicollette Sheridan!

I missed Man Men and The Killing last night, so will be watching those. Back early tomorrow, when I’ll write about Jeffrey Toobin’s big New Yorker piece on the making of Citizens United.

Selah.

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.