Day’s End and Night Watch

These post-holiday weekdays can be kinda fun if only because The Meme For the Week hasn’t yet been set. Even Politico is all over the place.

As I drift towards a much-needed catchup nap, here are some final items of the day:

* V-e-r-y interesting: veteran WaPo foreign policy reporter Walter Pincus accuses media of self-serving myopia in leak cases.

* Daily Beast‘s Josh Rogin reports Obama has asked the Pentagon to draw up plan for a Syria no-fly zone.

* At Digital Trends, Andrew Couts argues Weiner is the precursor of an entire generation of politicians who may have “overexposed” themselves on social media in one way or another.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket suggests donations are the main channel for party control of primary field composition–not just because of the money, but because of the signals sent.

* At College Guide, Wick Sloane argues that the attention paid to low-income students at elite colleges needs to be spread down the educational status ladder.

And in non-political news:

* Dow jitters end with rally that produces another all-time high. As always, it feels like we’re writing about teenagers.

To end the day, here again are Radiohead with the official video for “Karma Police.”


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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.