Day’s End and Night Watch

Much of the news has involved a long day’s journey into the weeds of Bob Woodwardism, I fear. I don’t have boots sturdy enough for any more of that.

Here are some final items for this Sequester Eve:

* To no one’s great surprise, Obama administration will file amicus brief supporting constitutional challenge to California’s Prop 8.

* U.S. to boost aid to Syrian opposition by $60 million.

* At TAP, Gershom Gorenberg explains Netanyahu is running out of time to form a government–and to deal with rising possibility of third Intifada.

* At Ten Miles Square, Ezra Klein discusses things Congress could have done to reduce deficit that would have been better and smarter than sequester.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer explores the insanely expensive Los Angeles School Board race.

And in non-political news:

* Legal battle with Wynn Resorts forces Girls Gone Wild into bankruptcy.

Second bit of non-political news, just to note this great headline from Kevin Roose:

* “Groupon CEO’s Salary Is Given a 100 Percent Discount.”

I’ll end the day with another Nashville Teens video (this one without an intro from Jimmy Savile!) from 1965, a performance of “Google Eye.” This refers not to the search engine, but to a fish, as I discovered after, well, googling it.


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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.