Day’s End and Night Watch

Having wandered off into the political world of 1968, it’s a bit tough to return to the often-unexciting daily grind of 2013. But I must, and here are some final items of the day:

* Jonathan Chait’s “War on Bros” piece shows him at his best: deconstructing a conservative policy argument and then maliciously mocking its perpetrators.

* Philip Klein opens the conservative attack on UN Ambassador-designate Samantha Power by calling her an advocate of American “mea culpa.”

* “Sources” say Rep. Rush Holt is running for the Senate, setting up a probable three-way barnburner Democratic primary in NJ involving Holt, Frank Pallone, and Cory Booker.

* At Ten Miles Square, Bill Gardner challenges the “women rising/men falling” narrative of American economic life with a closer look at the problems of low-income women.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses the abrupt fall of fired Ohio State University president Gordon Gee.

And in non-political news:

* The next big peformance-enhancing drug scandal hits Major League Baseball.

That’s it for today. I guess the only appropriate bookend for 1968’s “Sympathy for the Devil” is 1969’s “Gimme Shelter.”


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Ed Kilgore

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.