Day’s End and Night Watch

Tomorrow we’ll have some primaries again! Just love it.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Oh brother: Rand Paul denies he ever proposed cutting off U.S. aid to Israel–which he did as recently as 2011–because he never put that proposal in “legislative” form. More on that tomorrow.

* James Brady, former Reagan press secretary who inspired “Brady Bill,” dies at 73.

* Ten top global PR firms announce they won’t work for companies that deny climate change.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein explains why every Senate seat GOP picks up in November matters, regardless of control (I’d add to his list positioning for 2016 Senate races, where the landscape is much worse for Republicans).

* At College Guide, Jill Barshay discusses the troubling data on un- and under-employment among recent college graduates.

And in sorta non-political news:

* Border patrol agents at U.S. airports watching travelers from Africa for Ebola-like symptoms.

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with an actual Lowell George performance, one of my favorites: “Fat Man In the Bathtub,” from BBC in 1975.


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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.