Day’s End and Night Watch

News slowed down this afternoon, but we’re all worried about what happen in the Middle East tomorrow when anti-American demonstrations are likely to accompany Friday prayers. Here’s what left from today’s news:

* At TAP, Harold Meyerson has long, passionate plea for liberals to help labor movement survive.

* Todd Akin, back to within 6 points of McCaskill in Rasmussen poll, adds his nonsense to foreign policy debate: “Obama doesn’t like America.”

* Greg Sargent fingers Romney policy director Lanhee Chen as likely source for quote confirming campaign seized on Egyptian embassy statement because if fit their “narrative” of Obama apologies.

* At Ten Miles Square, Andrew Sabl argues “constitutonal conservatives” ought to know effort to destroy post-1930s jurisprudence politically suicidal.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses pros and cons of limiting Pell Grants to those attending schools with specified completion rates.

And in non-political news:

* Poynter study says 16% of all internet users now use Twitter, with not much of a gender gap, and with young folks and old folks showing the highest levels of participation.

Back bright and early tomorrow.

Selah.

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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.