Day’s End and Night Watch

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.”


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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.