Spent the whole day being startled by every glance at the clock. Adjusting to EDT not as easy as getting to sleep in.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Kevin Drum weighs in with his own critique of Tom Frank’s latest attack on Obama.

* Hospitals are struggling in states that rejected Medicaid expansion.

* And speaking of Obamacare, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine has prepared and published a report suggesting an even higher level of insurance coverage via ACA than previous estimates: 20 million.

* At Ten Miles Square, Mark Kleiman dissects and explodes study concluding “socialism” causes dishonest government.

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay discusses research showing traditional, teacher-directed math instruction still works best with first-grade students, especially those struggling with math.

And in non-political news:

* Shakira voted most likable celebrity on Facebook.

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with a tune from Yusuf Islam’s relatively recent return to musical performance: the highly didactic devotional, “I Look, I See:”

Selah.

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.