Day’s End and Night Watch

Didn’t get around to writing about the Jason Mark piece on enviros and fracking, but will try to do so tomorrow. You should read it yourself if you have time.

Here are some quick remains of the day:

* Salon‘s Alex Pareene has just one big question for HRC in anticipation of 2016: will she stop paying for the services of Mark Penn?

* Islamophobic Tennessee Republicans facing same crisis on private school voucher bill that freaked out their counterparts in Louisiana: could a Muslim school get aid?

* Greg Sargent predicts U.N. passage of weapons trade treaty will become fresh argument for those opposing gun legislation.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman contrasts “fact-checking” with “reality-checking.”

* At College Guide, Edward Glaeser makes the case for independent evaluation of teachers.

And in non-political news:

* Video of physical and verbal abuse of players costs Rutgers men’s basketball coach his job. Bet lesson some will learn is: avoid cameras!

To end the day on a high, sunny note: here again are The Doors, performing their last great classic, “L.A. Woman,” in 1971.


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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.