Day’s End and Night Watch

The day got away from me before I could write about 538’s surveys on the definition of “the Midwest” and “the South.” Believe it or not, these definitions have considerable political salience. I’ll get to that tomorrow.

Here are some remains of the day:

* TPM’s Sahil Kapur reports Antonin Scalia made a pretty large factual error in his dissent in the EPA case discussed earlier today. The angry old jurist may be getting a mite sloppy.

* Big Dog at large in Georgetown lecture; raps media coverage of Affordable Care Act as superficial.

* Prospect‘s Paul Waldman compares and contrasts liberal with conservative mega-donors, and doesn’t express much sympathy for the former or the latter.

* At Ten Miles Square, Anne Kim takes a close look at the expensive campaigns disproportionately encountered by Democratic moderates.

* At College Guide, Clare McCann examines the initial battle-lines for the delayed FY 2015 budget battle, especially as it may affect education funding.

And in non-political news:

* Flash floods devastating Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts. But no, there’s no climate change problem.

That’s it for Wednesday. Appropriately, we’ll close with one more offering from Badger, one of my favorites: “On the Way Home.”


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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.