Day’s End and Night Watch

Well, it’s been quite the interesting day, and tomorrow we get two more big Supreme decisions, and probably a major spasm of conservative hysteria on climate change. Good times.

Here are some final items of this day:

* Texas Democrats on the brink of killing the GOP’s big abortion bill as the special session comes to a close. But there’s already talk of a second special session. The war on women is hard work, as G.W. Bush might have put it.

* Get used to hearing this from conservatives: Rand Paul says “the American people desperately needs immigration reform” as he announces intention to vote against Gang of Eight bill.

* On the other side of the barricades, John McCain brags Gang of Eight bill would create the “most militarized border since the Fall of the Berlin Wall.” Makes you proud, eh?

* At Ten Miles Square, Andrew Gelman and John Sides have some thoughts on the insta-famous Isaac Chotiner interview with the founders of Politico.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports that conservatives whose voucher schemes aren’t getting traction are switching to really, really large tax credits to attend private schools.

And in non-political news:

* Paula Deen invited to try apology again on The View. Some damage control consultant may get rich quick, or score some free pies.

In light of the SCOTUS’ Shelby County v. Holder decision this morning, I guess there’s only one appropriate Neil Young song to commemorate the end of the day:


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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.