Day’s End and Night Watch

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.

Selah.

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.