Day’s End and Night Watch

A very slow news day, but that should change tomorrow when the president formally unveils the administration’s gun regulation proposals. Expect Second Amendment absolutists to begin firing in the air right away.

Here are some remains of this day:

* Salon‘s Alex Pareene writes an amusing profile of self-styled “outsider” Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida.

* Mark Sanford confirms he’s running for Congress in Q&A with National Review, and tries out his rationalizations for his interesting behavior in 2009.

* TNR’s Jonathan Cohn takes apart a Georgia legislator’s case against Medicaid expansion.

* At Ten Miles Square, Larry Bartels sorts through the evidence about the impact on the 2012 election of economic developments.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on plans of private colleges to shift resources from “merit” to “need” scholarships.

And in non-political news:

* Bhagavad-Gita coming to many thousands of hotel night-stands right alongside Gideon Bibles.

A new restorative option for Rocky Raccoon, it seems.


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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.