Yeah, I thought last night’s Mad Men was creepy, too.
Here are some remains of the day:
* Good summary at Vox by Nilay Patel of huge media issues facing SCOTUS, FCC and the Justice Department.
* Eric Cantor loses control of GOP to Tea Folk in his own congressional district, and is booed at its Convention. Yes, another day in the Year of the Republican Establishment.
* Kevin Drum argues that mortality argument for Medicaid expansion not as powerful as financial benefits and improvements of quality of life through better health.
* Breaking news: Keith Crisco, who had not conceded to Clay Aiken in NC-02 Democratic primary held last Tuesday, found dead at home, apparently of natural causes.
* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein reminds us all to beware early polls and to rely on poll averages where comparable data is available. Yessir.
* At College Guide, Liz Willen explains “blended learning” and its large claims.
And in non-political news:
* Networks announce cancellations and renewals; goodbye “Community.” How about “Pucks?”
Fresh out of Bircher songs, but here’s some all-purpose paranoia music by Phil Ochs with a verse about someone worried about people who are “training in the mountains and they talk Chinese.” It’s “Pretty Smart on My Part.”