Not planning on staying riveted to Texas runoff returns tonight. If Kinky Friedman wins and conducts a press conference, I might check in.
Here are some remains of the day:
* Obama announces last troops due to leave Afghanistan in 2016.
* National Review‘s Jim Geraghty tries to make a big deal out of Michelle Nunn’s compensation when she ran the Points of Light Foundation. Might work if she wasn’t running against even-wealthier-while-a-public-servant Jack Kingston or self-funding corporate exec David Perdue.
* Coals-to-Newcastle: U.S. Chamber running ads for Joni Ernst in Iowa.
* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein provides an up-close-and-personal guide to today’s sleepy Texas runoff.
* At College Guide, Jon Marcus shares some analysis on the strange case of Olin College, which managed to lose $129,000 per student per year.
And in non-political news:
* Oh my: Georgia animal sanctuary has a lion, a tiger and a bear living in the same enclosure and getting along famously. They were found together as cubs 13 years ago in a drug dealer’s basement.
Let’s close the day with another tune from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan: “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall,” performed in the year of its release.