Day’s End and Night Watch

Some serious moonlighting on the immediate horizon, so I’ll get out the chain to my desktop.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Sen. David Vitter, running for LA governor, says he might consider supporting Medicaid expansion, undercutting Bobby Jindal and Bill Cassidy.

* Marion Barry memoir reflects hitherto unknown impulse by Hizzoner to look respectable rather than simply clever and powerful.

* Iowa redux: Tennessee Supreme Court justices being targeted by conservatives in retention election this fall.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein argues that Cantor loss will have unique repercussions because Dave Brat had no national Tea Party support.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay reviews the arguments over how to measure the actual cost to taxpayers of federal student loans.

And in non-political news:

* American Top 40 host Casey Kasem dies at 82.

That’s it for Monday. We’re out of 1965 Beatles performances on Top of the Pops, so let’s close with something random and wonderful: A 1973 interview of Curtis Mayfield and performance of “Superfly” from Soul Train:


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.