Debate live-blogging preempted my usual Day’s End post yesterday, so I missed the chance to draw attention to other cool stuff that’s up on the Washington Monthly site. Here are several noteworthy items:

* At Ten Miles Square, Andrew Rudalevige reviews the career of the recently-deceased Sen. Arlen Specter, and suggests it’s not “moderate” but instead “all over the place.”

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Alter reports that Sen. Marco Rubio had no trouble decisively splitting with Mitt Romney on his anti-China agenda.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer decides Mitt Romney seems to have conducted a flip-flop on Pell Grants, which joins Big Bird as conspicuous exception to the non-defense discretionary items that would have a hazy if negative fate in a Romney administration.

* And also at College Guide, Luzer provides a brisk summary of the Christian Right blowup over Dinesh D’Souza’s relationship status.

Read up!

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.