Day’s End and Night Watch

Tomorrow is another mid-summer Tuesday with no primaries. Sad.

Here are some remains of the day:

* NEA calls for Arne Duncan’s resignation as Education Sectetary; his positive remarks about CA judicial decision on teacher tenure seems to have been final straw in tense relationship.

* House Democrats call attention to rising incidence of “corporate inversions” where companies reincorporate overseas, usually via mergers.

* White House and Hill Dems coordinating on Obamacare “rapid response” strategy in anticipation of new insurance rates in September.

* At Ten Miles Square, Julia Azari offers some useful analysis of satire aimed at presidents–or at their less powerful supporters.

* At College Guide, Jackie Mader notes that the Summer Food Program for poor children must cope with poor access to healthy foods in many rural areas.

And in non-political news:

* Wal-Mart remains at number one on Fortune 500, and replaces Royal Dutch Shell as number one on Global 500.

That’s it for Monday. It wouldn’t be a Psychobilly feature day without the Reverend Horton Heat, so here he is with “Psychobilly Freakout.”

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.