Day’s End and Night Watch

Managed a big four hours of sleep last night; guess that Mad Men episode chased off the sandman.

Before I nap, here are some final items of the day:

* WaPo’s Greg Sargent has a good summary of the latest twisted arguments feeding the latest outbreak of Benghazi! fever.

* Adele Stan (our sometimes colleague here at PA) has a solid report for RH Reality Check on the extremist background of the new spox for Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

* Red-state senators up for re-election in ’14, Begich, Hagan and Pryor, come out against chained CPI.

* In a typically twisted analogy, Rick Perry compares fight against LGBT rights to antislavery struggle. Interesting argument for an occasional secessionist to offer.

* At Ten Miles Square, John Sides argues Obama is actually using political science findings about the limits on presidential power.

* At College Guide, Jonathan Mahler provides a succinct description of O’Bannon v. NCAA, the lawsuit over the money generated by college athletic endeavors that could radically change college sports forever.

And in non-political news:

* Art Institute of Pittsburgh tops (or bottoms) Payscale‘s list of schools with worst ROI numbers (predicted future income compared to cost of attendence).

To close the day, here’s Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson again, performing the head-banger classic “Once Bitten Twice Shy” in 1975.


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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.