Day’s End and Night Watch

As expected, not a great day to be a progressive American. But hope springs eternal. Here are some spare parts of news:

* Stateline’s Josh Goodman spotlights conservative effort to purge Florida Supreme Court justices.

* At Ten Miles Square, Don Taylor suggests that in an effort to appeal to middle-class voters, health care reform advocates may have foregone the moral power of the case for the uninsured.

* More for Threnodic Thursday: House vote on resolution charging Attorney General with contempt of Congress scheduled for June 28.

* At College Guide, Danny Vinik argues only big civil awards against Penn State can deter future abusers.

* OMG! Presidential primaries end tomorrow in Utah, and I almost didn’t notice! In real Utah race, Orrin Hatch heavily favored.

And in non-political news:

* Olive Garden “Taste of Tuscany” promotion deemed a failure. Red Lobster feels collateral damage.

Now time to forget about politics for a few hours.

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.