Man, an afternoon of watching Fox was as harrowing as expected. What really amazes me are their “panels” where a lot of people together escalate right-wing arguments (that seems to be the basic idea of “The Five,” where at the moment they are accusing “the media”–e.g., the non-Fox media–of deliberately lying on every issue because they hate so many Americans. Only one Kirstin Powers sighting, and I’ll report on that tomorrow after I see if she’s on again tonight.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Another poll (WaPo/ABC) showing a spike in the president’s favorability ratings, now up to 60%.

* TNR’s Paul Slansky publishes fun multiple choice quiz on Sarah Palin Era at Fox.

* TAP’s Jamelle Bouie explains why only a constitutional right to vote will end voter suppresion efforts.

* At Ten Miles Square, Ezra Klein makes the economic case for immigration reform.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer critiques Mississippi plan to make high schools reimburse community colleges for cost of students taking remedial courses.

And in non-political news:

* Washington State looking for “weed consultant” to help it prepare to regulate legalized pot.

To close the day, here’s Lenny Kravitz again, this time with “Mr. Cab Driver.”


Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.