Day’s End and Night Watch

Could’ve really used one of those federal holidays today, but that ain’t happening til Memorial Day.

Here are some remains of this non-holiday:

* New WaPo/ABC poll shows support for Obamacare receiving a plurality for the very first time. Maybe an outlier, but maybe not.

* “Gay propaganda” ban like Russia’s pending in Ukrainian parliament.

* Dave Weigel notes that the only incumbent member of Congress from South Carolina who has avoided any 2014 primary or general election opponent is Mark Sanford.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket notes that most of the fighting between Nate Silver and his pundalicious detractors has been going on for a long time.

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys suggests both academics and politicians too frequently confuse statements of fact and arguments for future policies.

And in non-political news:

* Sports Illustrated live-blogs MLB Opening Day.

That’s it for Monday. Let’s close with one more Otis Rush tune, with “My Own Fault,” performed in Berlin in 1966.


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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.