Day’s End and Night Watch

So both my Georgia Bulldog basketball teams were eliminated from post-season play over the weekend. But the Georgia women’s swimming and diving team did win a national championship over the weekend, too, so there’s that!

Here are some remains of the day:

* Jimmy Carter calls violence against women “the worst and most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on Earth.”

* Another shoe drops: Russia suspended from membership in the G8, which now returns to being the G7.

* Dave Weigel explains that libertarian youth group that dissed Ron Paul’s views on Ukraine is not the only libertarian youth group out there.

* At Ten Miles Square, Henry Farrell and his students learn a lot from reading Paying for the Party, a study of how colleges encourage inequality by facilitating social pressures.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay examines the mislabeling of math classes as a problem in educational research and evaluation.

And in non-political news:

* Noam Scheiber offers a vast and disturbing portrait of “ageism” in Silicon Valley.

That’s it for the day. Here’e the edgy Doors song to end all edgy Doors songs: “The End.”


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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.