Day’s End and Night Watch

A long day’s journey into the EDT evening, it seems. Here are some final items:

* Late today Dianne Feinstein described Snowden’s acts as “treason.” Safe to say she probably favors extradition and prosecution. But where’s White House?

* New Pew survey shows Americans backing NSA data-mining of phone records 56-41, evenly split on PRISM. Very little shift from Bush administration numbers overall, but self-identified Democrats and Republicans have to some extent changed places.

* Right-wing warhorse Richard Viguerie calls on conservatives to make prison reform a priority. Good for him.

* At Ten Miles Square, Aaron Carroll notes remarkably large number of under-25s who live on incomes below poverty level, and will be denied expanded Medicaid coverage.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer discusses William Peter Blatty’s petition for a hierarchical crackdown on Georgetown for “not being Catholic enough.”

And in non-political news:

* Shoe finally dropping: Sarah Jessica Parker launches footwear line.

Let’s shut it down with the White Stripes’ performance of “Fell In Love With a Girl” on Letterman in 2007.


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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.