Day’s End and Night Watch

Hope you didn’t mind some of the deeper dives today, but the sparse political news carried a lot of freight.

Here are some final items for the day:

* RINO Purge Alert! Liz Cheney to challenge Enzi in 2014 primary.

* High-level Bachmann staffer arrested on charges of burglary from other House offices. C&L’s Karoli has the weird back-story.

* Per filibuster agreement, Obama quickly nominates two replacement candidates for NLRB. One is current NLRB staffer; the other attorney for AFL-CIO.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys notes baleful effect of “double-down on white voters” strategy on California GOP.

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Ryan Cooper discovers Madison predicted a dysfunctional Senate.

* At College Guide, Michael O’Hare and Richard Vedder explain the situation Janet Napolitano is walking into at the University of California.

And in non-political news:

* As Glee fans mourn death of Cory Monteith from booze/heroin mixture, Oxygen cancels the feeder show The Glee Project.

Let’s close the day with some more Fear: the famous Saturday Night Live set of “Beef Baloney” and “New York’s All Right (If You Like Saxophones),” reportedly arranged, complete with slam-dancers, by John Belushi.

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.