Day’s End and Night Watch

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Here are some remains of the day:

* Obama says GOP entirely responsible now for passage or failure of comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

* At L.A. Times, Michael Hiltzik argues that government shutdown essentially killed the economic recovery.

* Carol Browner predicts Obama will eventually veto Keystone XL pipeline completion.

* In November/December issue of Washington Monthly, Opportunity Nation’s Mark Edwards lays out an agenda for restoring opportunity for young people in America. More on that tomorrow.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman suggests pot legalization likely during Hillary Clinton’s second term, and Jonathan Bernstein warns pro-legalization trend may not be as durable as the one supporting same-sex marriage.

And in non-political news:

* Charles Pierce disses the very popular movies Field of Dreams, Savings Private Ryan, and Shawshank Redemption (“Steel Magnolias for men”).

That’s it as we roll towards the weekend. Let’s wake up again with one more James Brown performance: “Cold Sweat” on Soul Train in 1973.

Okay, just one more, also from Soul Train: “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud.”


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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.