Just realized I’ll be able to do a series of 50th anniversary commemorations of the 1964 presidential contest–you know, the one today’s conservatives want to re-run with a different result. I may have some preliminary thoughts, but the gala opening will be on March 10, anniversary of the 1964 New Hampshire Republican Primary.
Here are some remains of this day:
* A second federal judge, this one in Oklahoma, rules that a state’s same-sex marriage ban violates federal constitutional rights. Definitely headed for SCOTUS now.
* Obama to meet Pope Francis soon. That should be interesting.
* Also interesting: White House supporting Rand Paul measure to officially end Iraq War authorization. Might keep President Ted Cruz from sending the troops back in.
* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys suggests “not writing things down” perilous in health care and in restaurants.
* At College Guide, Amy Rothschild wonders if a broader message being sent by Bill de Blasio’s plea for latte money to support universal pre-K.
And in non-political news:
* Sorry for self-indulgence, but big coaching shuffle leads to my Georgia Bulldogs hiring away defensive coordinator for national champions FSU.
Let’s close the day with one more Supremes hit: “You Keep Me Hanging On,” performed in 1966, a year before the Vanilla Fudge version helped launch Progressive Rock.