Day’s End and Night Watch

Since I wrote the last several posts sitting in a mall, I’m certainly aware of the transition from the Thanksgiving to the Xmas season. Few of the folks passing me by are paying a bit of attention, I am sure, to political news. But it does go on, in dribs and drabs:

* Santorum “open” to 2016 run. It’s his turn!

* Cantor echoes earlier Boehner argument that Obamacare is “on the table” during fiscal talks. The White House needs to put a quick end to this angle.

* At TAP, Paul Waldman notes Republican vagueness over their position in fiscal talks matches pre-election vagueness, which is quite an accomplishment.

* At Ten Miles Square, Joshua Tucker suggests post-Citizens-United world palpably affecting GOP attitudes on tax policy.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports a Pennsylvania College emulating some businesses by cutting faculty hours to avoid Obamacare coverage requirement.

And in non-political news:

* Gene Chizik fired as Auburn football coach two years after national title.

Time to move back onto the jammed highways of metro Atlanta yet again. See you all tomorrow.


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.