Day’s End and Night Watch

Not the slowest Monday in recent weeks, but not a barnburner by any means. Good time to check out the March/April issue of the Washington Monthly.

Here are some remainders of the day:

* Jeb Bush sends some interesting mixed signals, with a new book on immigration opposing a “path to citizenship” combined with statements indicating an openness to new revenues in a budget deal.

* Greg Sargent catches New York Times‘ Bill Keller in a repetition of the mendacious GOP talking point about Obama only offering tax increases in budget talks.

* The Atlantic‘s Derek Thompson takes closer look at corporate profits surge and flagging GDP and employment.

*At Ten Miles Square, Sarah Binder discusses the conditions under which the Hastert Rule might indeed die.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports sequestration will zap 33,000 college work-study slots.

And in non-political news:

* Former fashion model sues Mad Men for a bundle over unauthorized use of her image in the show’s opening credits.

To close the day, here again are Beck, Bogert & Appice from grainy 1973 footage, this time covering “Superstition.”


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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.