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For this day, here are some final items to consume:

* Gallup looks at ex-presidents’ approval rating patterns, and sees no big bounce for W.

* Post-9/11 intelligence-sharing efforts not looking too hot as it appears Tamerlan Tsarnaev was on separate FBI and CIA watch lists.

* Slate‘s Dave Weigel notes that MoJo‘s David Corn, in the news twice recently for publishing “secret tapes,” has been receiving a flood of such material, of varying quality, ever since last year’s “47%” tape.

* At Ten Miles Square, Sarah Binder gives low grades to the Senate’s filibuster reforms.

* At College Guide, Mark Kleiman wonders if Richard Falk is a figment of Glenn Beck’s imagination.

And in non-political news:

* Dina Eastwood checks into rehab. I hope she recovers fully, but the docs might want to check first to see if she’s been watching her own reality show.

So to close the day, here’s one more Horslips song about emigration (and “those fierce mustachioed men”): “Wrath of the Rain,” performed in Drogheda in 2009.


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.