It’s not good for my blood pressure to think too much about Karl Rove. Surely he will beat me to retirement.

Here are some remains of the day:

* A high school girl is kicked out of her Christian Homeschoolers’ prom because the fathers of her classmates couldn’t stop ogling her. Kind of a parable.

* Digby takes us down memory lane with a fine compilation of the “impaired” utterances of the president served by Karl Rove.

* At TNR. Emily Atkin reminds us the scary news about melting Antarctic ice and sea levels is just the tip, so to speak, of the iceberg.

* At Ten Miles Square, Julia Azari points to the period from 2000-2004 as the key “inflection point” in the current atmosphere of intense partisan polarization. Makes sense to me.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay reports on a new study showing that leading experiments in measuring teacher contributions to student achievement are flunking every available test.

And in non-political news:

* New study shows that short (under 5-foot-2) men live longer. Yeah, but Randy Newman says they got no reason to live.

That’s it for Tuesday. We’ll close with one more Tedeschi Trucks tune: “Midnight in Harlem,” which begins with Derek Trucks playing what sounds like slide sitar.


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.