Day’s End and Night Watch

Hope you didn’t mind my brief excursion into Church of Scotland theology. It’s the religious heritage of most of my people, before the rigors of the American frontier gave the enterprising Methodists and Baptists a crucial advantage.

Here are some final items of the day:

* Minnesota House passes same-sex-marriage legalization bill by 75-59 margin. If, as expected, it passes the Senate Monday, the state will become the 12th (plus D.C.) to embrace marriage equality.

* John McCain plans to revive his 2006 legislation requiring “a la carte cable TV” offerings
to consumers, which will get the broadcast and cable lobbyists very busy in an effort to again bury it.

* Federal gun law nullification movement spreads to Missouri, whose legislature has just sent bill to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. A similar bill has already been enacted in neighboring Kansas.

* At Ten Miles Square, Ezra Klein challenges assumption that small-donor “citizen money” is cure for what ails campaign finance system.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer posts handy map showing highest paid public employees in every state. In 26, it’s a college football coach; in another 13, it’s a college basketball coach.

And in non-political news:

* Slate‘s Amanda Hess unravels the strange story of the Teen Mom sex tape. As you might guess, there’s some (though not a lot) non-family-friendly words there.

To end the day, here again is Loretta Lynn offering some good happy hour advice: “Don’t Come Home A-Drinking With Loving On Your Mind.” That was her first #1 hit, back in 1967.

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.