Would you believe I’m going back to the dentist again in a few minutes? And again next week? It’s sure expensive in treasure and time to keep the choppers working, not even counting how long it will take me to remember how to flash a toothy smile.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Sandra Fluke “strongly considering” run for Henry Waxman’s House seat. This will be unsettling news for the Democratic pols who have been eyeing this seat for years.

* Federal prosecutors announce they will seek death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

* Big Beltway buzz over Politico article saying Dem donors being herded away from House and towards Senate races.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys notes a drug responsible for vastly more incarcerations than pot: alcohol.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer evaluates use of pop culture content in college classes.

And in non-political news:

* Third trial for Amanda Knox and boyfriend in Italian court results in another guilty verdict.

That’s all I got for today. Having again broken thematic discipline in the course of the day, I’m wrapping up with another Curved Air piece that represents prog-rock in its 1971 glory: “Vivaldi.” It’s a long track, but a good end-of-day wind-down piece.


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.