Day’s End and Night Watch

Never a dull moment lately, eh? As Mitt Romney hopes against hope for a distraction from his distractions from his can’t-miss economic referendum, here are some remains of the day:

* Erick Erickson fires back at conservatives doubting the wisdom of Mitt’s “Boca Moment,” complete with a handy-dandy blogroll of sites backing his ferocious, eat-the-poor POV.

* For dessert, ol’ Erick says MSM should be treated as “enemy collaborators.”

* Mixed bag o’ polls today, with Gallup Tracking showing Obama’s lead back down to 1 point, while WaPo gives incumbent 8-point LV lead in crucial Virginia.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys looks at new research on nurture/nature question: “adoption effect” disparities show fortunate upbringing has big impact on IQ.

* And at College Guide, Daniel Luzer has a lotta good posts today. One smacks down recent conservative talk about college education being no big deal.

And in non-political news:

* Harvard scholar finds 4th century Coptic text referring to Jesus’ wife (and also a female disciple). Dan Brown is probably already firing up his PC.

Back tomorrow, which will probably be a letdown after today’s fireworks.

Selah.

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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.