Day’s End and Night Watch

After we get a nice, succinct video of Friday’s event on Race, History and Obama’s Second Term, I’ll get back to writing about some of the articles in the January/February issue of the Monthly, a truly prodigious supply of content.

Here’s what I’ve got for this day’s end, wherein political news eventually slowed to a crawl:

* WaPo’s Greg Sargent shoots down idea that bipartisan Senate immigration proposal would let Jan Brewer decide when enough is enough on border enforcement.

* Politico‘s Kevin Robillard chronicles drift by HRC away from categorical statements she’s not running for president in 2016.

* Dave Weigel supplies video of Ron Johnson’s interview w/ the Randian Atlas Society, wherein the senator identifies with Atlas Shrugged‘s Hank Rearden. At least he picked the adulterer, not the rapist of The Fountainhead.

* Dutch Queen Beatrix announces upcoming abdication after 33-year reign.

* At Ten Miles Square, Andrew Rudalevige notes DC Circuit decision on recess appointments would outlaw all intrasession recess appointments, whether or not Congress adjourns.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer notes and warns against sudden irrational exuberance about online courses.

And in nonpolitical news:

* Taco Bell pulls anti-vegetable ad.

To close the day, here again are the Flying Burrito Brothers performing the trucker classic “Six Days On the Road” at Altamont, from the movie Gimme Shelter.


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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.