Day’s End and Night Watch

I’m looking forward to some upcoming Wednesday mornings when we’ll have primary results to analyze instead of turnout-pattern-dominated special elections.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer moots term limit legal dispute by announcing she’s retiring at end of her term.

* Raz poll shows Scott Walker tied with, not ahead of, Dem opponent Mary Burke.

* Daily Caller‘s Matt Lewis unintentionally humorous in arguing that Ted Cruz’ foreign policy views are self-contradictory and full of empty rhetoric–and thus authentically Reaganite!

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys compares U.S./U.K. economic growth rates and finds them similar despite ostensible opposed strategies.

* At College Guide, Conor Williams argues that Mayor de Blasio and other charter school critics need better agenda than just closing down alternative schools.

And in non-political news:

* “All right, good night” last words in message to air traffic control from vanished Malaysian airliner.

That’s it for Wednesday. We’ll close with the only other relatively non-obscene tune I could find from 200 Motels, which is ironic because it’s about rock musicians picking up women: “What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning?” The tune is very catchy.



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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.