Day’s End and Night Watch

Pretty grim Walking Dead last night, eh? They did get it right that pecans and peaches grow in that part of Georgia, though.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Obama and EU announce sanctions against individuals in Russia responsible for “undermining Ukraine’s sovereignty. One target called it an honor.

* TNR’s Jason Zengerle looks at the Rand Paul/Ted Cruz rivalry, and notes Paul is more heterodox on policy but Cruz wins the prize for extremist behavior.

* At The Atlantic, Michael Hirsh suggests HRC’s “bad cop” role as Secretary of State is making it easier for her to keep some distance from the administration today.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys discusses the anxiety in substance abuse treatment circles over the release of a new hydrocordone-based painkiller, Zohydro.

* At College Guide, Anya Kamenetz discusses the million-dollar “Global Teacher Prize” being offered by for-profit school entrepreneur Sunny Varkey.

And in non-political news:

* New research findings support Big Bang Theory! And I don’t mean the great sit-com.

Let’s close St. Patrick’s Day with a tune from my favorite Irish band, Horslips, performing “Everything Will Be All Right.”

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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.