Day’s End and Night Watch

Need a mental laxative after brisk trip through British political journalism. Here are some remains of the day:

* Harry Reid admits to Ezra Klein that he’s really not in favor of reducing 60-vote threshold for enacting legislation in the Senate. Explains a lot.

* According to study commissioned by Orlando Sentinel, 201,000 Florida voters were deterred from casting ballots on November 6 by long voting lines.

* A very different study, suggesting that some robo-polls are adjusted to stay close to previously released live-interview surveys, is discussed by ABC’s Gary Langer.

* At Ten Miles Square, Aaron Carroll explains anomaly where in states refusing ACA Medicaid expansion, legal immigrants may qualify for coverage even as some citizens won’t.

* At College Guide, Jonathan Mahler places Te’o revelations in context of long tradition of Notre Dame “hooey.” I guess Dome-haterz are gonna hate.

And in non-political news:

* McDonald’s announces all of its seafood offerings (Filet-o-Fish and the upcoming Fish McBites) will be certified-sustainable. Don’t know if that extends to the McLobster they serve up here and there in New England and Canada.

Having begun the day with the Lou Reed of the self-consciously decadent Transformer, here he is from the even more self-consciously decadent Berlin with “How Do You Think It Feels?”


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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.