Day’s End and Night Watch

Really wish I weren’t wrapping up a tad early today, because the schedule involves an expensive and extensive trip to the tooth dentist. I’ll be back tomorrow with a sore mouth and a much lighter wallet.

Here are some remainders of the day:

* At Plum Line our own Ryan Cooper articulates the case for radical filibuster reform in a way that makes me proud.

* NBC’s Michael O’Brien looks for but doesn’t see many signs of soul-searching among Republicans after shutdown fiasco.

* New survey finds that libertarians a minority faction in today’s GOP and conservative movement.

* Newly free from the shadow of the hoosegow, Tom DeLay announces God is leading him to participate in “constitutional revolution” in conjunction with the Tea Folk.
You can have him.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein offers his own take on the Ponnuru/Lowry “Against Despair” manifesto published by National Review yesterday.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Dow sets another record in wake of predictions that Fed tomorrow will maintain stimulus program.

That’s it for the day. As many of you probably know, Duane Allman had a rich non-Brothers session career that most famously included Derek & the Dominos’ “Layla.” But more distinctive were his contributions to that brief blues/rock comet, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends. Here’s 1970’s “Living on the Open Road” with Duane on guitar.


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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.