Lost track of time while looking at 1964 election statistics (not as available online as you would hope); not sure if Kevin Williamson’s essay on Goldwater the civil rights hero and LBJ the racist was worth the effort.

In any event, here are some leftover and late-breaking news/views items:

* As expected, Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx nominated by president to succeed Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation. More about that tomorrow.

* Meals on Wheels distributions being ratcheted down due to sequestration.

* Per Brother Benen, Gary Peters announces candidacy for open Michigan Senate seat, but Democrat Chellie Pinnigree of ME and Republican Aaron Schock of IL out as gubernatorial candidates.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman reminds us of Grover Norquist’s indiscriminate pursuit of Islamic allies for the GOP back in the day.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports that overall, for-profit colleges add very little to earning potential of high school graduates.

And in non-political news:

* Sonic rolls out a peanut butter & bacon shake that weighs in at 1,720 calories.

Time for some moonlighting & then maybe a nap. Here to close the day is the Reverend Horton Heat performing “Please Don’t Take the Baby To the Liquor Store” at the 2009 Texas Rockabilly Festival.

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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.