Day’s End and Night Watch

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.


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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.