Day’s End and Night Watch

Often when I’m in New Orleans I stay indoors during the day to avoid the insane heat. This time it’s just blogging. Here are some final items from the day’s news:

* Hagel reported to be current front-runner for Pentagon.

* Greg Sargent wonders if Republicans even care about public opinion.

* Leahy pressing for clarification on administration’s intentions towards states legalizing pot.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein explains why district-based electoral college schemes aren’t going anywhere.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on Texas Tech professor who is suing school for denying him tenure because of his opposition to tenure. Rough justice….

And in non-political news:

* Ali G. is back!

Back tomorrow for one more day of bloggy goodness before my week off.

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.