Day’s End and Night Watch

Quite a day if you think extensive debate on multi-million dollar quasi-racist attack ads is important. I do, but here’s some other news:

* Sun-Times columnist has to resort to 86-year-old Newton Minow to find quote supporting her belief that Obama-Clinton ticket is happening. Oh brother.

* Scott Walker may be doing well in the poll numbers, but not so much in the job-creation numbers that are big issue in recall campaign.

* Shocker: Senate confirms two Obama nominees for Fed; jitters over JP Morgan disaster said to shake things loose.

* Interesting: Paul Ryan, responding no doubt to reports of a GOP plan to selectively affirm “popular” reforms if ObamaCare is struck down by Supremes, sez Republicans will simply offer a “vision,” not legislation.

* Barbara Ehrenreich details ways local governments are nickel-and-diming the poor.

And in non-political news:

* Gripping debate at CNN site on all-you-can-eat buffets: are they “an opportunity or a challenge?”

Could use a buffet right now, truth be told. But instead I’ll do laundry.

See you tomorrow.

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.