Day’s End and Night Watch

We’ll be back to full-service blogging tomorrow.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Obama expected to make major “reframing” speech on foreign policy Wednesday in West Point commencement address.

* At TNR, some hints from Linda Kintsler of what newly elected Ukrainian president Petro Proshenko might do to deal with separatists and Russians.

* At Prospect, Paul Waldman runs the numbers of U.S. enlistments and deaths during our various wars.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein discusses the implications of the disconnect between understanding of “Obamacare” and of the actual Affordable Care Act.

* At College Guide, Clare McCann looks at the emerging FY 2015 appropriations for education programs.

And in non-political news:

* Final preparations intensify for 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which holds opening game in Sao Paulo on June 12.

To close Memorial Day, here is the Kiev Chamber Choir and Orchestra performing the Agnus Dei from Haydn’s Mass in Time of War. Dona nobis pacem.

Selah.

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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.